Greetings! Well, I’m about to tackle a topic I said I was going to tackle back in February. If you would like to read the original post click here! Yes, I am going to try and do a study on the Fruits of the Spirit. And my first topic will be love. Lately, the Lord has been impressing on my heart how much I lack this essential fruit. It shocked me! Here I am, a “nice Christian girl” and I’m lacking love? But,
“A good tree can’t produce evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree produce good fruit.” Matthew 7:18
“Either make the tree good, and its fruit good, or make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt; for the tree is known by its fruit.
“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:” Proverbs 23:7a
I cannot ignore the Word of God which plainly says that my actions will tell on my heart. Lately bitterness, anger, irritation, and other unloving feelings and thoughts have surfaced in my life! Oh! surely you might understand how sad this has made me! Jesus Christ, our loving Brother, Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer, willingly gave up His glorious Kingship for servant hood, no reputation, mockings, and a cruel criminal’s death. He was nothing but love.
I say all this because, when there is a lack of good fruit in our lives, we must ask why. And that is what I am doing; I hope to study and research each fruit and, by God’s grace, apply it to my life. For I truly want to be His vessel, his obedient child!
If any of you have anything to add to my studies, please do so! I learn so much from other sisters and brothers in Christ, and am always blessed to gain wisdom God has given to you. Well, I am really looking forward to what God has in store for me and I pray that what I learn may also be a blessing to you all.
Turning her face towards Christ,
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