Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Living It Out-Wednesday Word

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. ~ Galatians 5:22-23 (NKJV)

The fruit of the Spirit. When someone says fruit most of us always think of the same things. Apples bananas, oranges, and so on. When we go to the store we want good, fresh fruit. Old, flimsy, withered fruit is disgusting and unappealing. Good fruit is the result of proper care. Good soil and continual watering are key.

Fruit is also defined as the effect or consequence of an action. So the effect of the Spirit operating in your life are the attributes listed above. These are the product of providing yourself the proper spiritual environment which includes everyone you spend time with and every influence you allow into your mind. These are the product of continually spending time in prayer and making time for Bible study. These are the product of yielding your entire life to the direction of the Holy Spirit of God. With God’s power and direction your life can be immeasurably more than what you think it can. Let this fruit abound in your spirit and in your life.

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