But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. – Galations 5:22-23
The bible describes things using ‘fruit’ as an illustration of the produce of our lives.
Are we happy with the products of our own lives?
It is important to look at what we are doing with our lives and check that what is coming out of it is worthwhile. It there purpose? Is there a point in all the busyness?
Maybe the answer is yes – what we get out of our activities is worth every minute spent on them. Or, on the other hand, maybe the answer is no – we can’t see why we are getting ourselves in such a state for what we end up with. Most probably, there is a balance between these two things, where some things are resulting in positive outcomes and some are pretty pointless but seem necessary.
I think that it is important to see things in the terms of how enriching they are. When doing something, it is a good idea to think about how this is benefiting your soul or someone else’s. If it isn’t, then maybe it is time to consider you motives.
‘The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who is wise wins souls.’ – Proverbs 11:30
Would God consider you life as fruitful? Hmm… now that is tough. In order to do this it might help to try and put ourselves in Jesus’ sandals (if he wore any!). Would it be something he might continue to do as he thought it worthwhile? Would he approve of the fruit you are bearing out of it?
‘so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God’ – Colossians 1:10
Have a look over your life and consider how enriching it is, with the determination to make you life more fruitful today.
“You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you.” – John 15:16
This is part of my 40 day lent series – join me for more in the lead up to Easter!