Resolitions: Bear Some Fruit!

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Galatians 5:22-23

In the last of our short series on some resolutions that would be good to make in our Christian lives, we will look at a resolution that would basically encompass all of the other things we have dealt with.  If we would be bear the “fruit of the Spirit” in our lives every day throughout the year, it would take care of almost everything else that we need to do.

Just think about the list of things here: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance.  Think about what our lives would look like if we allowed the Holy Spirit to help us exemplify these things every day.  Like Moses coming down from the mountain, we would almost radiate the glory of the Lord if these things were given free reign in our lives.

As the end of the verse tells us, “against such there is no law.”  There is nothing wrong with any of those things.  Those are the things that every person wants to describe their lives.  It’s amazing to think about how far short we often fall in these areas.

How do we get these things in our lives?  They are called “the fruit of the Spirit,” so I would think that they would come about in our lives by allowing the Holy Spirit to work in us and through us.  As we yield to Him, we begin to bear this “fruit” in our lives.  Let us seek to follow Him more closely and “bear a little more fruit” in the coming year!

6 responses to this post.

  1. Linda did a post about this not too long ago! I love that we get Holy Spirit help with this, that it is a fruit of His growing in us! In this case, being fruity is a good thing. God bless you and all the ways He is growing you!

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  2. “How do we get these things in our lives? They are called “the fruit of the Spirit,” so I would think that they would come about in our lives by allowing the Holy Spirit to work in us and through us. ”

    Very true. It is so easy to get caught up in the “I’ve got to make myself be this way” sort of thinking, when in reality He is the only one who can make us fruitful. Blessings,

    Eden

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    • So true. It’s the old “self-help” hype. When it comes to things like these, I really can’t help myself. I need Him to work in me and through me. That’s the only way that things will get done.

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  3. Amen.

    Praying that my fruit was pleasing to His palate.

    Blessings,
    ann

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