Tuesday, June 10, 2014
June 10, 2014 THE GOODNESS OF FRUIT
We all have our favorite fruits. Some like bananas. Others like apples or oranges. Some like berries. Fruits are good for us and can be used many ways. There are other fruits in our lives which the Holy Spirit produces. They are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. These fruits are also good and can be used in many ways. Kindness, for example, can be shared with others. With kindness we can share with someone the other fruits of the Holy Spirit and we can also share God’s word.
Galatians 5:22-23a “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (NLT)
Dear Lord, thank You for Your fruits that can be shared with others. Thank You for Your laws that teach us. Help us today to remember to be kind to others. Help us today, in our kindness, to share the other fruits that the Holy Spirit produces in us so we can better share You, Your word and what You have done for us in our lives. Help us to be a godly example to others. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
The goodness of the fruits of the Holy Spirit should be shared with all who we meet.
Kindness is a fruit from God that can be used to draw us and others closer to Him.
When we decide to share the fruit of kindness with others, we will find ways to better help them.
God wants us to know Him, share His word and help others by using the fruit He produces in us.
When we give God the glory for all He has done, He will help us to use what He has given us to help and be kind to others.
Galatians 5:25 “Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.” (NLT)
Focus: Live today by allowing God’s Holy Spirit to produce the fruit of kindness in us so we can share that kindness with others.