Hanging from a west coast branch a bright photo boasting colorful fruit is displayed on a friends Facebook wall. It drew attention to me for my thoughts are focused on the word fruitfulness this week.
Wanting to write about fruitfulness and fruit, on my way to the local park my eye gets drawn to a street sign showing me Orange Road.
It forced me to think of that shiny,succulent,tasty fruit and the nourishment it offers to the person that finds one in their lunchbox.
Oranges and some fruit eaten when ripe are sweet and juicy, offering instant refreshment. Abandon the fruit for a period of time and it will rot in the coldest of refrigerators and turn putrid.
My point is fruit is short lived, temporary and best when consumed at the right time but Galatians 5:22 points out the fruit of the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness.
The good news is this fruit never expires, it is always good when permanently taken in, it lasts a lifetime and is available to anybody who asks for it.
It is the kind of fruit that perpetually grows offering long-term nourishment for the body, soul, and mind.
Each of these seven fruit can be disected and one will easily see the benefits of the refreshing attributes they offer.
Tangible edible fruit from nature is a treat from God and the fruit of the Holy Spirit is not only a long lasting treat, it is also a gift from God when you allow this spiritual fruit to grow within you.
I enjoy citrus fruits, avocados and perfectly ripe bananas but the Holy Spirit fruit that dwells within me is my favorite with the fruit of love being the most important one of them all.
I hope to share this everlasting fruit throughout my lifetime and breed a fulfilled life of fruitfulness.
If you know me personally, you may have seen some of this fruit that grows within me. For me, it taste sweeter with the passing of each day. The more I mature in my faith in my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the more fruit I enjoy.
I invite you to seek this fruit and be fruitful. Tony Robbins ends his speaking sessions with a reminder to “Live with passion.” If I were a coach or encourager, I would say, “Live with fruitfulness.”
I choose fruitfulness. Be fruitful my friends. I love you and thank you for reading. Enjoy good fruit and live with an abundance fruitfulness!