Monday, March 5, 2012

Tough Fruit

I recently saw this picture, of a square watermelon, in my son's book of weird facts. Apparently the watermelon's are put in special glass cubes, where they grow into this shape.

The fruits of the Spirit however are not as soft as watermelon.

Galatians 5: 22 
 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.

This fruit grows as we let it.
What do I mean?
Are you in a tough situation where there seems no end in sight? You need to let Patience grow. As you allow it, the fruit of Patience grows bigger.
Are you with people who are hard to get on with? Show them Kindness and Love, and that fruit will grow.
Do you have problems worrying? Develop self-control. Let that fruit become bigger.

As the fruit grows, the circumstances causing it to grow will be outgrown by the fruit. But unlike the watermelon, the fruit of the Spirit will just smash through the boundaries to keep growing, and that circumstance will have fulfilled it's purpose and be done with.

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