Friday, June 29, 2018
Seeds Part Three
By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things. Galatians 5:23-24
Having just considered a parable about planting seeds and what we might call, "weeds", the next step might be to ponder prayerfully, what is growing in our lives right now?
What kind of fruit do you feel like you are harvesting?
Is there a taste of fear in a world where if it wasn't for bad news there wouldn't be any news at all?
Is there a plateful of uncertainty? Frustration? Unrest?
Paul, after processing his pain in the first four chapters that the Galatians were not living the way Paul thought they should, lands in offering the nine fruits of the spirit.
In the next few posts, we are going to ponder these fruits.
But first, an invitation to you.
Look over the list/litany above.
Which fruit is one you would like God to help nurture and nourish in your life?
For me, I find that fruit kindness being so important in a world that seems bent on political point scoring and name calling.
Kindness when dealing with people who push all my buttons.
Kindness with myself that I don't have to always have to offer the best blog-post ever or having thousands of readers.
Might there be a hymn that you could suggest for each fruit?
What color would associate with each fruit?
How about an example from your life?
Be playful and prayerful with this...and may there be more than a trace of God's grace in this...and may these seeds start to grow in your life in these days.