A couple days ago I walked around our yard checking out flowers, herbs and veggies I’d planted the end of May. To my utter delight I discovered several tiny cucumbers still attached to flowers as well as three of the cutest little ‘cukes’ we should be able to eat within a few days.
Several tiny tomatoes have emerged on the “Sweet 100’s” cherry tomato plant. A couple basil plants were begging me to harvest some of their leaves and make a batch of pesto. Pruning will guarantee additional batches of the flavorful herb.
This morning in my devotional reading, my mind kept returning to the type of fruit the Divine Spirit grows in the human spirit (See Galatians 5:22 & 23). I return often to the Fruit of the Spirit, assessing how it is—or is not—growing in my life. In today’s post I invite you to join me in your own assessment.
We’ll ask ourselves these questions:
- “How is each fruit of the Spirit [love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self- control] growing in me?
- Am I more [loving, joyful, peaceful, patient, kind, good, faithful, gentle, self-controlled] today than I was six months ago?
- What does the Master Gardner (God) need to prune from me in order that my life will bear more spiritual fruit? (See John 15:1-8)
Relax as you ponder the lovely fruit of God’s spirit and enjoy some early-morning photos Ron has taken of flowers this spring and summer.
Blessings as we grow good ‘fruit’…