Friday, February 1, 2013


There are so many different kinds of fruit. Many I like, some I don't, and there are some I have never tried. I remember one year when I was teaching Physical Education, to Kindergarten through 1st grade students, we were studying ways to have healthy lives. I had a fruit tasting day. They were to bring a fruit they had never tasted before to school and we ate them during class. Everyone could get a little taste. We had many different kinds. In the stores there was a large variety, and it helped we were on a military post. The kids had fun and so did I.

It is the same with the fruit of the Spirit. There are many different kinds, love, joy, peace, long-suffering (patience), faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, goodness, righteousness, and truth just to name a few. The question is do I produce any of these? None of the fruits we tasted in my class were not produced on the same kinds of trees unless they were the same kind of fruit, bananas don't grow on grapevines, grapes don't grow on fig trees and so on. There is not one tree that grows every kind of fruit we eat, there is one tree that produces every kind of fruit of the Spirit or it should. My life as a Christian should be like a tree of the fruit of the Spirit. I should have all of them apparent in my life. If I don't then something is wrong. Does that mean that I am always joyful, or patient, kind or self-controlled? No it doesn't, I am human, and because I am human I make mistakes and do not always act as I should. I want to strive to be a tree of the fruit of the Spirit, to bring forth all the fruits that I am capable of producing through the Spirit of God.

The Quote:
" But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law."  ~Galatians 5:22-23

The Drawing: Not good...I could not get into it today :(

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