Your Tree

September 1, 2012

Everyone has a tree. Whatever seeds you plant in the ground will ultimately grow into a tree that bears fruit of some sort. What type if seeds are you planting into the soil? What type of fruit is growing on the branches of your tree?

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

When you talk about measuring your life against the word of God, a very practical way to do so is to line up your actions with His word. Exemplifying these traits is how one shows the type of fruit that is growing on their beautiful delicious tree:

  • love
  • joy
  • peace
  • forbearance
  • kindness
  • goodness
  • faithfulness
  • gentleness
  • self control

Bearing this fruit from your tree is truly evidence that the Holy Spirit is in us and can be the best way to share the love of God with others, without having to even talk about it all the time. This is just a way of life that will set you apart and be a light in the world. These poisonous fruits make us sick every time, right?

  • bitterness
  • evil
  • hatred
  • slander
  • impatience
  • disharmony
  • lack of self control
  • strife
  • jealousy
  • insecurity

Don’t plant those seeds in your garden and better yet don’t eat this poison from anyone else’s tree!


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