"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law."
- Galatians 5:22-23
I believe that authentic Christians bear fruit. The fruit of the Spirit is manifested in them and is evident in their lives. In their...
A good gauge for determining levels of authenticity in my own life is to ask myself these questions, "How does my garden grow? Which fruits do I see myself needing to bear more of?"
Consistent lack of fruit would indicate some warning flags need be thrown up. I think that there are seasons in our own lives where we don't manifest the full fruits we need to, but I do think it's important to try.
Let's check where we are and look to the the Vine.
"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, heGod is always faithful to restore us and He longs to see us bearing fruit in our lives. God will bless the work of our hands for Him and enable us to bear fruit in Him. What fruits are you bearing an abundance of? What fruits are you lacking?
will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." - John 15:5
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxiousBe sure to visit the host of 160AcreWoods for more Word Filled Wednesday's. God will surely bless you through these inspired posts, where Scripture and pictures are used in sharing God's Word for our lives.
thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way
everlasting. - Psalm 139:23-24