i LOVE fruit.
and i have learned as a Christ-follower that fruit means two things.
one... that i tell others about Jesus.
two... that i am growing in the fruits of the spirit in galatians 5:22-23:
i told you earlier this summer that i am leading my senior girls in one last bible study. every week i am trying to teach them something from the Word that has helped me grow spiritually. Realizing that I need the holy spirit to help me and that i need to be growing in these fruits is challenging. so i did a bit of a hands on lesson... they each got an actual fruit and i wrote the fruit that they thought they most needed to improve in [of course with the help of the holy spirit]. They took them home and we all looked at our fruit throughout the week... mine sat on my end table in my family room.
with my kids. yes, they are cute, but boy, they can test my patience.
we also memorized galatians 5:22. we talked about how we did last week. none of us did perfectly... but we're growing.
it was a helpful lesson for all of us.
growing in patience,