Fruit of the Spirit – Colorfully
I am just in a pondering and color-filled mood.
By repentance, admission of my sins, and acceptance of Christ Jesus as my LORD and Savior, I have received the Holy Spirit. As I abide in Him and He in me, the fruit of the Vine can grow in me. I must stay close, receiving the life-giving sap from the True Vine so that I will live the fruit before the eyes and hearts of others. May this be so, Father.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:4-9
As I ponder the fruit of the Spirit, I want to live them as well as think upon such as these. The words of my mouth should be true to You, LORD. I pray that this would be so. I thank You for gifting me with such lovely gifts that are useable for eternity. I know that I will never receive a gift from You that I dislike and do not want to keep. You bless me with each one. I want to bless you by walking in Your Presence and clinging to You, my Vine. Thank You, LORD. I pray in Your Holy Name. Amen.