The Fruit of Love
Greetings fellow sojourners!
Why call you fellow sojourners? All who join us on Tuesdays to fast and pray to be the delight of our husbands I consider to be only temporarily residing in their current spiritual places! I am trusting the Lord to take us to new places with Him.
Here are some scriptures that I pray will give us encouragement. We know we can recognize an apple, banana, and coconut tree by the fruit it bears. We, as well as others, recognize a work of the Holy Spirit in our lives by the fruit we bear. There are nine types of fruit that can be seen in the life yielded to the Lord. The first of these is the fruit of love (Galatians 5:22).
Zechariah 8:12 says, “For they will sow in peace: the vine will yield its fruit.” Verse 18 tells us to “love truth and peace.” These verses are meant to provide illustration to the Israelites that the discouragement of the past is gone and they should look now for encouragement. We should not look back at disappointments but be encouraged for the future as we seek new and good fruit to appear on our branches! Satan would have us believe the fruit of our past will be the only type of fruit that is able to come from our branches. This is a lie straight from Satan’s depths! We are redeemed and made new in Jesus! Because of the Lord, we can be encouraged with each new day for He is the God of new beginnings!
In John 15:1,5, Jesus is saying, “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vineyard keeper.” You are the branches. The one who remains in Me and I in him produces much fruit.” As we seek the Lord for direction and are obedient to Him, we will find our fruit to be delightful. It is for His glory that we produce the choicest of fruit. Be fruitful Tuesday “DIVA” you are more than victorious!
Grace be with you,