Devotional

“PASS THE FRUIT PLEASE!”

Galatians 5:22-23

“But the ️Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!” (NLT)

“Fruit” is the natural result of our Spiritual Growth! The Fruit “of the Spirit” is exactly what causes that growth?  It is the result of the Holy Spirit’s presence in our lives as Believers in Christ. We can’t display “Fruit” without God. There is no amount of human effort or determination that can manufacture “Spiritual Fruit.” It is only obtained by the Power of the Holy Spirit. What Does it Mean to be a Fruitful Believer in Christ? Take a look at your life and ask yourself these questions – “How has my life made a difference in the Kingdom of God? What am I doing now to reflect the Love of Christ in this dark world? BE REMINDED Brothers & Sisters in Christ – NO ONE can be in a RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with GOD and be in BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS with God’s PeopleRead Your BIBLEDoes the Word of God deem you/us/all GUILTY?

️The Fruit of the Spirit:~ produces LOVE in our heart for God and others.~ gives JOY in our soul that does not come from things or triumphing over others.~ provides PEACE in our mind that surpasses human understanding.~ produces PATIENCE to bear with rudeness and unkindness – refusing to retaliate.~ produces KINDNESS helping us to tolerate others and extend positive benevolence to all.~ produces GOODNESS in us, turning our wishes into deeds.~ inspires FAITHFULNESS to Christ.~ produces GENTLENESS creating strength and energy under control.~ produces SELF-CONTROL to master our tongue, thoughts, appetites, and passions. Our sinful flesh produces certain types of “Fruit” that reflects our human nature, and the Holy Spirit produces the types of fruit that reflect Christ’s nature. The “Fruit” of the Holy Spirit is in direct contrast with the acts of the sinful nature in Galatians 5:19-21! “The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and like I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will NOT inherit the kingdom of God.”

️Rx “A CONTROLLED Heart”

 Romans 8:9; “But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you.”REMEMBER- that those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them do not belong to HIM!

Father God, Thank You for Your Word in Galatians 5:19-21 that makes it real clear the acts of our sinful nature which we struggled with before we gave You our lives. Father, it is also clear that we are in a battle of the sinful flesh against the new nature given by You Father God! As Believers we will never be completely victorious in always demonstrating the fruits of the Holy Spirit; therefore, we seek Your HELP to progressively allow the Holy Spirit to produce more and more of Your “Fruit” in our lives allowing the Holy Spirit’s power to conquer the opposing sinful desires – one of the main purposes in our lives as Believers! Father God, we realize that with the Spirit’s HELP/ influence and our yielded hearts we can work miracles for Your glory, in the precious, powerful and preeminent names of Jesus Christ. Amen!

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