I love fresh fruit! It's the season for fresh vegetables and fresh fruits and I hope you're all taking advantage of it as much as I am. My favorite fruit is the peach. My favorite variety is the Georgia Belle. I think God was just showing off when he created that peach! Before joining Spark I would rarely buy fresh fruit but now I crave it! I can't get enough of it! My daughter looks in my fridge for the cold cuts but there's none there. The fresh fruits and veggies have taken over!
While I'm consuming those delicious, fresh fruits I wonder what kind of fruit am I bearing?Every morning I read a devotional lesson and this morning's was about "Fruit of the Spirit". Fruits of the Spirit are: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-Control. I'm trying my best to bear good fruit and here at Spark we should share our harvest with each other. Do your best to leave a little of each fruit with someone each day. Everyone may not be getting their daily allowance. Reap the benefits of bearing good fruit as well as consuming it!
Well, time for me to bear a little self-control! Daughter just walked through here with something from Wendy's!
Fruit of the Spirit by Max Lucado
For the next twelve hours I will be exposed to the day's demands. It is now that I must make a choice. Because of Calvary, I am free to choose. And so I choose.
I choose love. No occasion justifies hatred; no injustice warrants bitterness. I choose love. Today I will love God and what God loves.
I choose joy. I will invite my God to be the God of circumstance.
I choose peace. I will live forgiven. I will forgive so that I may live.
I choose patience. I will overlook the inconveniences of the world. Instead of cursing the one who takes my place, I'll invite him to do so.
I choose kindness. I will be kind to the poor, for they are alone. Kind to the rich for they are afraid. And kind to the unkind, for such is how God has treated me.
I choose goodness. I will go without a dollar before I take a dishonest one.
I choose faithfulness. Today I will keep my promises.
I choose gentleness. Nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle.
I choose self-control. I refuse to let what will rot, rtule the eternal.
I will be drunk only by joy.
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. To these I commit my day. If I succeed, I will give thanks. If I faily, I will seek His grace. And then when this day is done, I will place my head on my pillow and rest.