Today’s featured fruit: GOODNESS.
Jesus said it best: “No one is good — except God alone.” (Mark 10:18)
The entire Bible can be seen as a story about the triumph of good (God) over evil (Satan). The question, then, is this: What side are you on?
The fruit you’re producing is strong evidence of where your heart’s really at. Jesus said:
Today’s featured fruit: PATIENCE.
Patience is one fruit that’s often missing from my basket. Here’s what most of my prayers on this topic sound like:
“Hurry up God and give me patience … NOW!”
Just in case you’re even a little bit like me, here are my all-time favorite anti-impatience verses. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you sloooooow down and read ’em patiently.
Today’s featured fruit: PEACE.
Peace with God? Sin damages our relationship with God. So, first we need peace with God. That’s exactly why Jesus – the Prince of Peace – came. His sacrifice on the cross wiped out sin’s penalty and gives us access to peace with God by grace through faith (Romans 5:1).
Today’s featured fruit: JOY.
What exactly is joy? Joy isn’t an emotion. It isn’t happiness. It isn’t pleasure. It’s waaaaay deeper than that.
Joy comes from God. It’s available 24/7, no matter the circumstances.