Flow in the Fruit 10 February But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Wouldnt it be wonderful if the power of God were flowing through you all the time? Wouldnt it be marvelous if you could walk in His supernatural might every day of your life? Theres no question about it. That would be a glorious way to live. But most Christians dont believe its possible. Thats because they think Gods supernatural power comes only through the gifts of the Spirit, and the Bible says those gifts are given only as God wills. While its true that we cant operate in the gifts of the Spiritsuch as words of wisdom and knowledge, gifts of healing and miracles24 hours a day, God has given us a well of supernatural power that is continually bubbling up within us. He has made resident within our born-again spirit a mighty force that can enable us to overcome anything the devil might throw our way any moment of the day or night. Galatians 5:22-23 calls this unbeatable force the fruit of the spirit. It includes love, joy, peace, long-suffering (or patience), gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance (or self-control). Contrary to popular belief, the fruit of the spirit doesnt just consist of a nice set of qualities we should adopt so well be pleasant companyalthough people who have this fruit are delightfully pleasant! The fruit of the spirit actually releases the supernatural power of God in our lives. Love, for example, is Gods power to overcome every obstacle, for as 1 Corinthians 13:8 (New International Version) says: Love never fails. Joy fortifies you with supernatural power when you start to weaken, for Nehemiah 8:10 says, The joy of the Lord is your strength. Peace undergirds you and helps you make supernaturally correct decisions, for Colossians 3:15 (The Amplified Bible) says, Let the peace…from Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts [deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds…]. And on down the list I could go. The fruit of the spirit is Gods provision for the strength of your character to be developed, so you can be overcoming in all circumstances. Study it. Learn to yield to it. Watch that life force come out of you and put you over as you grow. When you do, youll flow in the fruit…the fruit of the spirit!Exodus 37-38; Luke 3I flow in the fruit of the spirit. I allow love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance to grow and develop in my life. Galatians 5:22-23
Scripture Reading: 2 Peter 1:5-11