“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy peace, longsuffering,
Kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness,
Self-control. Against such there is no law”
(Galatians 5:22, 23).
AS I MENTIONED yesterday, God has chosen us to bear fruit. His order is clear, “chose you and appointed you that you should go bear fruit” (John 15:16). God’s calling implies action; to go bear.
Those two verbs are the key points of our calling. We can’t be idle, because we have a very define mission to fulfill, no matter how small or simple it may seem; no matter whether we feel prepared for it or not. God is the One who prepares us.
Where are we to go? We land the answer in Mark 16: 15, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” This is what it’s all about maybe you are wondering, “How can I go into all the world? That’s impossible!» But it’s possible for you to go to your world,” your surroundings, your sphere of influence, the place where God has put you in. From there you can change a lot of things if you “go» with a personality that is characterized by the fruit of the Spirit,
Take care of your children, tidy up your house, lead a group of women who need help, relate with your neighbors. . .; carry out your ministry.
The starting point is seeking the Lord each day so that He will first produce in you the fruits He wants to reap from other through your influence.
Ask the Lord for the Spirit to produce in you “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
There is no law against these things!
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives“ (Galatians 5:22—25, NLT).
This is the key to being fruitful and productive. Let’s not be like the hg tree that dried up beside the road (see Mark 11:13, 14).
It’s time to bear fruit, and the only effective way to do so is by remaining united with Christ, the true vine. Remaining in Him will make our daily routine activities become something transcendental for the good of others and for our own good.
The task we have been chosen too requires that we remain in Christ, being receptive to the power of the Holy Spirit.