Be Fruitful <3

When I read the words, “Be fruitful” in the bible, it makes me think of one thing – the fruit of the Spirit. 

Galatians 5:22 – But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 5:23- gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. 5:24- And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 5:25- If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 5:26- Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

Last night I read the testimony of a friend whom I went to high school with, and reading his story of how God changed him made me start to really think about change. What do I usually pray about changing? Well, my circumstances are usually a big portion of what I want to change {stress with work, financials, etc.} but, the one thing that seems the most difficult to do sometimes is ask God to change me – not my circumstances – but me.

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I went to dinner tonight at a local favorite & saw this hanging on their fridge. ❤

This picture grabbed my attention for the first time after having been there so many times before, and it was like a light went off in my head & I knew I needed to take a look at what fruits I bear. If I’m not bearing fruits of the Spirit, how will I be able to sew any seed in others? {Matthew Chapter 13 explains the meaning of sewing seed; I strongly encourage you to read it! It shares with you why it’s important for people to understand the bible! So our eyes can see and our ears can hear – like the story of the farmer planting the seed} Luke 8:11 – Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. If I’m not bearing these fruits: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control – If I’m quick to become angry, annoyed or frustrated with people, if I’m harsh with my words, or if I lack self-control, it can hinder me from sharing the word of God, and mislead others about how Christians ought to act (as written in the word).

Galatians 5:24 says “And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.”

To crucify the flesh – to give up the things we do every single day seems difficult at first, but when we totally give everything in our hearts & lives to God, He reveals to us through His word the beautiful promise we have in Him, and the wisdom to go on in life in the teachings of His word; I pray for all our eyes to see, and all our ears to be opened! May we begin and continue to grow in Christ Jesus & bear the fruits of the Spirit as we study further into His word. Have a goodnight everyone, God bless you, and thank you for reading & sharing! 

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