Fruit is delicious when it is ripe, but surely awful when it is not ripe or rotten. It even smells of a dank odor when it is bad.
Some of the best diet food is eating fruit and drinking natural juices to stay healthy and to help lose weight. I want to look at spiritual fruit because it is important for God’s character to shine in our lives on a daily basis.
Paul encouraged the church by praying for them and reminded the people to be fruitful in their actions toward others.
“So that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God”, Colossians 1:10 NIV
God is concerned more about our character than He is our reputation. God’s works do not not necessarily produce good character; but good character produces good works. It takes a long time for good ripe fruit to produce. There’s nothing like fresh ripe summer fruit!🍉🍇🍑🍒
Some of the fruit that God offers is through the Holy Spirit. “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control”. Galatians 5:22-23
Notice that fruit is plural and it’s not fruits. We have access with God to see all the fruit work in our lives.
Good seeds produce good fruit; and bad seeds produce bad fruit. There are times our behavior and actions can be good or bad. For the believer the Holy Spirit lives in us to help us to live a godly life or living right in our world.
We can’t do it on our own. Abiding in Christ who is the true vine is the key to a life of ripe fruit. Cutting off and pruning the old branches of our sinful nature ( Read John 15:1-8).
Allow the Lord to be the fruit inspector of your life today. How do we begin?
Be real and honest with yourself.
Confess your sin to God. All the bad fruit. Only between you and God. Simply ask Jesus to live in your heart by faith for new life.
As a believer ask God’s Spirit to prune you of any bad fruit such as hatred, anger, lust, envy, jealousy, etc. These are works of the flesh. (Read Galatians 5:16-26; Roman’s Chapter 6 and Ch. 8).
Read God’s Word daily. Even if it’s for a few minutes. “Your Word have I hid in my heart that I may not sin against you” Psalm 119:11
My friend have a great day and safe week. 🍊🍏🍇🍎🍈🍉🫐🍊🍒🍓
Greetings! My name is Andy Provitola and I live in New England on the south shore between Boston and the beautiful Cape Cod region.
The purpose of my blogging and writing is to encourage you in your journey here on planet earth. Life is full of pressing issues and problems and my desire is to discover a place for peace, hope, healing, and contentment. I am a follower of Jesus Christ – God’s one and only Son of God and discovered these truths along my own personal journey.
Having discovered a personal relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ does not mean I have to be religious to attain the rewards of heaven. The fact is God provides grace for us and accepts us as we are in His image. In other words, we cannot attain heaven or life eternal on our own, but by God’s loving grace and no merit of our own.
My goal is to continue to find a balance of life from a spiritual and practical perspective with a purpose to please and glorify God in all that I do because of His ‘Gift of Grace’.
God is not transcendent and so far away that he is out of reach with humanity. God desires that His presence lives within us and not just in the galaxies and the universe. Experiencing the unconditional love of God has been so rewarding and while discovering the truth and purpose for my life. Moving forward in this life is not a sprint, but a marathon when it comes to this race here on earth.
I am blogging because I find it is a good way to connect in a much more effective and efficient way when it comes to communicating and interacting with with people that I do not know. Blogging and writing challenges me and also stretches me specifically in my thoughts, my mind, my emotions, and my spiritual life to live a vertical relation with God and a horizontal relationship with others.
There will be a variety of topics and subjects to address including youth, young adults, family, singles, seniors, relationships, etc. Some of the topics will include God’s creation and power, depression, loneliness, suicide, hope, healing, setbacks, financial matters, business, stress, anxiety, care, encouragement, and so much more
I would like to connect with all walks of life, ethnicity, culturally, other religions, socio-economics, and more
I am currently writing a book and several memoirs about my own life and journey . The journey begins at a young age growing up in Malden, Massachusetts, specifically Maplewood Square to where I am today. I became paralyzed from the waist down as a senior in high school and I share how my life changed for the better!
“But I do not consider my life as something of value or dear to me, so that I may [with joy] finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus. To testify faithfully of the good news of God’s [precious undeserved] grace [which makes us free of guilt of sin and grants us eternal life]. Acts 20:24 Amplified Version
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Thank you for those four ponts to note I love the fourth about reading the word everyday.