We All Have Fruits

Quite the rainbow spread isn’t it? I should know, it’s the second thing I respectively do at work every morning.

As I was gathering food together for the hungry and patient physicians, my phone buzzed in my pocket. Each morning a good church member of mine likes to send out scriptures via text to me and several other members of our church family. Yesterday’s scripture was perfectly fitting for the task I was doing, because it just so happened to be about fruits. You might know where I’m going with this.

 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.”- Galatians 5:22, 23 NKJV

When I think about this scripture, I think back on a question asked a long time ago during a Sabbath school discussion at my church. That question is this: Are the fruits of the spirits limited only to believers(those who believe in Christ)?

No. Why would they be?

Are your friends and family not happy and proud of you when you get a wonderful job opportunity? Are not some of your professors and teachers patient with you when you don’t turn in an assignment on time? Is a new mother not gentle with her newborn as she coddles the child in her arms? Does a recovering alcoholic or addict resist the urge to pick up a bottle or substance? Aren’t there those who settle disagreements by talking the matter out, rather than throwing hands. Aren’t there still marriages in this day and age in which both spouses are faithful to one another? Is our country not allied and or peaceful with others overseas or next door?

Consider all these displayed qualities by the people I mentioned. Also, consider that not everybody on that list may believe that there is a God or any type of deity in existence. Whether you’re a believer or not, I believe God is in each us just by our actions towards one another.

“No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us– 1 John 4:12″- NKJV

From the believer wanting to be more Christlike, to the nonbeliever who simply lives their life on the philosophy Treat Others the Way You Want To Be Treated, the Holy Spirit can move us to do good.

Thanks for stopping by. God Bless!

By David Harris

I was born on January 31, 1992. I graduated from Austin Peay State University in December 2015 with a B.S. My major was Communications, with a concentration in Print & Web Journalism. My minor was English, with a concentration in Creative Writing. Writing is my passion. I’m a book lover. I prefer to to be called a Booklion rather than a bookworm. Why- lions are mightier.
My first love is Jesus Christ. I was raised in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. No we are not a cult. We are Christians who worship on Saturday.
I have been stuttering since I was four, but through Christ I have persevered through it and will continue to do so. I’m not thing with Him.
Singing is another passion of mine. God blessed with me with the gift of song, which I am grateful for.

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