The sweet fruit

The best kind of fruit is sweet fruit! Especially juicy watermelon, the juicier that slice, the more you want to have! But when you take a bite of a sour piece of fruit…your first reaction is to spit it out. How often do we purposefully consume sour fruit. Like is it enjoyable…heck no. That sour, bitter fruit can create a blindness. 

You know that saying, “you are what you eat” well if we consume sour, we become sour, if we are consumed by the sweet fulfilling effects of that good fruit…we will imitate that. How do you want to represent Jesus? Maybe you haven’t even looked it at like that before. Are the fruits of the spirit evident in your life? By golly we don’t have to be amazing in all of them, but we should have an awareness of them.

Food for thought here but take a look at the people you spend the most time with, that you look up to. Are they reppin that good sweet fruit of the spirit? 

No one is perfect. But genuine desire for growth gets you looking a whole lot sweeter. Cause ultimately we are going to be sour fruit without the work of Jesus in us, refining us, purifying us, seasoning us for great and mighty things only He can set up! 

Over the years I’ve had a hard time with patience and self-control, areas that God has over and over again walked with me in. I’ve wondered many times, oh Lord haven’t I been patient, haven’t I waited. I mean, I can’t tell you how many times that word WAIT has screamed out at me whether reading the Bible or hearing it at church. And it is tough. And yet, here I am. In a place of waiting. I am a different person because of it, I’ve learned to not only be patient in waiting for my deepest desires but to be patient with others. My trust in Jesus has grown because Ive seen His faithfulness in this season. I’m still learning how to embrace the lesson. It’s all about our posture in our these things “for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.”

‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:13‬ ‭

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:33‬ ‭

Seek Him on how to grow in the fruit of the spirit and He will bring forth good things! 

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