Life That Produces Fruit of the Spirit (Noon)
Galatians 5:16-17a I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh;
Nick just bought grade seeds to be planted in his garden. He is very eager to tend the vineyard to the grapevines. Every day, he waters them, prunes them, and protects them from pests or diseases. Nick’s vineyard grows well. A bunch of small flowers starts to bloom from the new vine shoots. Nick is very happy to see his vineyard. He becomes more diligent and driven to tend his vineyard and fertilizes it so that his vineyard can soon produce fruits.
One day, Nick sees the flowers have changed into grapes. Nick is excited to find his grapevines produce so many grapes. His success is due to his patience in tending his vineyard and sufficiently supplying his grapes vines with water, fertilizer, and others. When he can supply the basic need of the grapevines, they will grow well and will be fruitful.
God also wants our lives to be fruitful. He, who is the owner of our lives, will surely be pleased. Just like the vines whose needs are met sufficiently. When the Holy Spirit fills our lives, we can produce the fruit of the Spirit. Love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. This is 9 spiritual fruit that is very important in our lives as believers. If this divine spiritual character is reflected through our lives, it isn’t just our lives that can be blessed. Many people will also be blessed and enjoy the fruitful spiritual fruit that we yield through our lives. Our family, cell group, and our church will be blessed with the spiritual fruit we produce. Great blessings from God will be poured into our lives. Extraordinary breakthroughs, incredible achievements, even spectacular miracles will be demonstrated through our lives.
The fullness of the Holy Spirit will enable us to PRODUCE THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT.
1. In your opinion, what signs show someone’s life is filled with the Holy Spirit?
2. From the 9 spiritual fruit, which one do you have and not have?
What is your commitment to be able to yield all the 9 spiritual fruit?
3. What is the impact of the spiritual fruit in your life?
“Father, we long to always be filled with the fullness of the Holy Spirit. Please guide us to be able to be fruitful. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen”