Sunday, July 16, 2006
The Fruits of the Spirit
Do you like fruit? What is your favorite fruit? All fruit is different. They all taste different, look different and feel different in our mouths, sometimes fruit is crunchy, sometimes soft, sometimes juicy, etc.
The Bible talks about fruit but it’s a different kind of fruit, it's called the fruit of the Spirit. The fruit of the Spirit is a little like real fruit because they are each special and different too.
It's really neat because when we ask Jesus to live in us His Spirit stays with us and He will give us some of this special fruit. As we grow and learn more about Jesus, the Spirit will give us more and more fruit and we become more Christ-like.
The fruits of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. All of these fruits are good to have and the Spirit wants to give them to us.
God wants us to try to be good and have the fruit of the spirit in us. We can try to have love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control but the Spirit will give us the kind of gifts He wants us to have. It's hard to do it on our own, we need the Spirit to help us with each of these things.
Just remember that with all these fruits we need help from God to be able to use them properly. We need to remember that God made us and He is perfect. If you want the fruits of the spirit first you need to ask God to live in you, and then the more you get to know Him the more fruit or gifts He will help you have.
Posted by Ginny at 7/16/2006 08:27:00 PM