*The Fruit of the Spirit
Reading:* Galatians 5:22 & 23a
“But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives He will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Dieticians advocate that we should be having five-a-day. The Bible suggests nine-a-day.
I have a friend who decided that nine fruit was too much to expect from any of us at any one time and so concentrated on displaying one fruit a week. Love, the first week; joy, the second week etc. She found even that was hard until she realised that verse 22 starts with “but when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, He will produce this fruit in us.”
Help me to be aware of the fruit that I should be showing in my life each week under Your control. May I give control of my life day-by-day to You. Amen