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Fruitfulness

on January 27, 2012

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”  Galatians 5:22-23

As Christians we are usually known by the fruit we bear.  What does your fruit say about you?  Are you a follower of God who blossoms with the characteristics of Him?  Is your fruit still in the ripening process?  Have you even been growing any fruit this season?  The way we react to the circumstances in our lives tells a lot about the fruit we’re bearing.

Showing love to our fellow Christians and to every as well as focusing on developing joy, peace, faith, longsuffering, and temperance in our lives should be a priority.  We should be working toward gentleness, meekness, and goodness as we interact with others.  The Bible tells us the benefit of being well-rooted and striving to produce much fruit in Psalm 1:3, “And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”

Today I challenge you to inspect your fruit.  Get rid of the “bad” fruit (or bad characteristics) in your life.  Spend time planting the desired fruits by praying, witnessing, helping others, studying your Bible, attending church, and being in fellowship with other Christians.  In turn, others will begin to notice the fruit you’re growing.

“I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.” John 15:5

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