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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Fruit (10/10/05)

TITLE: The PATIENCE fruit
By D. Phenes
10/10/05


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The first thing that came to mind when I saw the topic “FRUIT” was the fruits of the spirit. The fruit of the spirit that I am presently struggling with is PATIENCE. A patient woman is a woman that puts others above herself. That woman is like a ripe and tasty fruit. No bruising or decay is found here. Just pure freshness to all whom partakes.

My heart has such compassion and love for a struggling unbeliever. I just want to wrap my arms around them and tell of Christ’s love and that he can help and save them. My fruit appears to be so inviting and lovely to them. But what about my other fruity side. The one that comes out when that driver cut’s you off as your running late for work or that pushy lady that pushed ahead of you in the ticket line the same line you had been at for ½ hour? Do you outwardly give your Christian smile at them (shiny outward fruit), while inwardly seething with anger and frustration (rotten and spoiled inward fruit)? I do sometimes, honestly a lot more as of late.

Lord; Help me to be the freshest fruit of your spirit that I can be. Ripen my heart and mind with your longsuffering spirit. May I have that tasty shine that only the fruit of PATIENCE brings… Lord Help me to be the fruitiest Christian I can be.

Love another fruity child of God.


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Yolanda Baker10/17/05
yes this is good, yet needs more!! more about patience. Every person in the world suffers from the lack of it at soome time or another. The more you write about this the more you will bless others with your words.
Cassie Memmer10/17/05
You've got a good little daily devotional here. Maybe part of a whole book of them?
adelina tomino10/17/05
oh fruits of patience ... i do always need that. Praise God.
Nina Phillips10/17/05
This was a tasty article. I liked the part about how fruit can look good on the outside, but be rottenish on the inside. That is really true--we struggle and sometimes cover up how we really feel inside sometimes. I am so glad that as we abide in the vine--we can bear MUCH fruit--getting rid of the nasties. I think that although it was fairly short--the point was clearly made. God bless ya, littlelight
Alexandra Wilkin10/18/05
This is a really nice little devotional, and I like the comparisons. Patience is a fruit that I sometimes struggle with, but this was very uplifting. God bless.
Emily Shumack10/18/05
Thankyou for the reminder of patience. It is a fruit of the spirit that I struggle with too. I agree with the others - it's a great devotional piece!
Donna Wilson11/10/05
This is a very nice devotion. I really liked it! I think you should write more of them.