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Topic: FOLD (10/08/15)
- TITLE: Folding In a Little Fruit
By LaVonne Wood
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ADD TO MY FAVORITES
I like to think that my life could be a replica of this fruit salad in a spiritual sense. I would consider myself the fluffy white cream, cleansed by the blood of Jesus and made as white as snow. Then the sweet loving flavor of the Lord would cause me to want to know Him more and become more like Him.
As I yield myself to Him and His will for my life, He would slowly and gently fold into me the fruits of His spirit (Gal. 5:22-23):
Love – a strong affectionate feeling that I am being totally cherished by God along with His commitment to bring about whatever is best for me regardless of the cost.
Joy – an awareness of the loving, caring, sharing, protecting presence of God whether my life is at its highest point or in its deepest turmoil.
Peace – an inner tranquility and trust in my Lord, leaving me with nothing to fear while resting in His care.
Patience – His being slow to anger, long-suffering, enduring wrongs done to Him and others all while forgiving and teaching me how to follow in His steps.
Kindness – God’s patient, gentle, and sympathetic understanding of my human nature, while showing me how to obtain a Godly nature and become more like Him.
Goodness – Only my God is perfectly moral and by reading His Word, I learn the moral standards of perfection. In addition, I know that as I yield to His will, all that happens to me, He will ultimately use to turn out for my good.
Faithfulness – a knowing that my Father is faithful to keep His promises and bring me through this life unto salvation and eternity with Him. Because of His faithfulness, He builds my faith in Him and all He can and will do for me.
Self-control – a perfect control over my thoughts and actions as per God’s example.
Gentleness – my Lord’s ability to instill the fruits of the spirit into my life in a slow, yet timely manner, so as not to disturb my growth, but lift me up higher while in the midst of correction.
Now after having accepted His folding of the fruits into my life, I hope to look good to those around me, enticing them to a taste of the life I have in Jesus. I am ready to share my fruit salad with all those who enter my life.
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