But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!
Galatians 5:22-23 NLT
We are blessed with the opportunity to praise and worship the Lord – not just on Sunday, not just during our morning devotional, but with our every breath, every decision, every action, as we live a fruitful life.
And if we are living our lives in wonderment and awe over this amazing gift of grace extended to us, and if our lives are filled with His character traits – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and self-control – not only will our lives be fresh and healing and nourishing to others, but they will plant seeds of his Holy Spirit in the lives of others. The world is hungry for these things in their own lives, and once they learn the Good News that Christ is available to fill their lives as well – once they see and cannot deny His touch upon our lives, they will seek Him in their lives as well.
So let’s not lose our childlike wonderment over God who came in the flesh as a baby in a lowly manger. Let’s not lose out amazement over Good who brings the free gift of unmerited and undeserved grace to each of us who believe. Let’s not forget the shocking price that Jesus Christ paid upon the cross to save us from our sins. Let’s be overwhelmed by the power that raised Him from the tomb to life, to heaven, to sit on the right hand of the Father.
Let’s maintain that perspective of wide eyed expectancy for His return, and make ready for our eyeball destination, seeing past our temporary circumstances and trials and struggles. Let’s walk, pray, praise and worship Him continually in Spirit and in Truth.
Have a blessed day and be a blessing to others today, friend. Shine the light into the darkness that is not overcome.