Saturday, May 15, 2010

but the Fruit of the spirit is love... Galatians 5:22-23

but the Fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patientce, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law." Galatians 5:22-23

I used to believe that being fruitful meant "to have a lot of children or teach a lot of children." It doesn't necessarily mean that. The Lord has been showing me lately that I need to be fruitful not busy. I decided to look that definition and discovered the dictionary says "abundantly productive". Isn't that just like God, he wants us to be abundantly productive. In our love, compasson for others and family, in our creative worship, our work, our play, in our joy.

How can we be abundantly productive and not be "busy"? The first thing is to spend more time with God and be aligned with His agenda, His purpose, His plan. Get the idea? When we say yes to His plan and no to all others. We will certainly be content only doing what He requires instead of doing everything and not getting done the important things God has planned for us.

Everything we do, good/bad matters in our life, so let us be mindful of every decision we make because it will affect others around us, our children and their children. When we live with that in mind we can see our value in Christ and be abundantly productive.

May love fill your hearts and homes. May love fill our streets, schools, business and government offices. May love be poured into the hearts of the lost so that they might know Jesus.