Fresh Fruit

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On my way home from the Retreat last week, I swung by The Nugget and picked up some bright red beautiful strawberries. Sunday flew by and Monday I was sooooo sick. No food for me. By the time I re-entered the food eating world, those strawberries sitting out on the counter had begun to grow mold. I tossed them.

As I mourned the loss of those strawberries, I thought about the fruit of the Spirit:

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23 NIV)

I thought about how often we are living our lives in “moldy love, old joy, last weeks peace, etc”. Fruit is best when it is fresh. It is the same with the fruit of the Spirit.

– Fruit isn’t achieved by working, but is birthed by abiding.
– Fruit is fragile.
– Fruit is beautiful.
– Fruit nourishes.

If I want fresh joy to infuse my spirit, I don’t get it by trying to be joyful- I get it by abiding in God’s presence.

I can’t walk in God’s peace until I get God’s perspective.

When I focus on God’s faithfulness to me, a desire to be faithful is birthed in me, and so on.

How is your spiritual fruit looking?
Are you holding on to moldy love? Jaded joy? Puny peace?

Let it go.

Sink your roots deep, lift your limbs to heaven and drink in the Light of His Grace.

Fresh fruit is best.

Don’t settle for less- you don’t have to live that way.

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