BY Apostle Naomi Aderonke Egah
APOSTLE of FAVOR. The QUEEN & LIONESS of GOD’S GRACE. A PRODUCT OF GOD’S MERCY.
August: Our month of FRUITFULNESS. (Double Portion)
TOPIC: CHOSEN TO BEAR FRUIT! Part 3.
Read Mark 4:1-9.
Like physical fruit needs time to grow, the fruit of the Spirit will not ripen in our lives overnight. Like a successful gardener must battle against weeds to enjoy the sweet fruit they desire, we must constantly work to rid our lives of the “weeds” of our old sin natures that want to choke out the work of the Spirit.
The Holy Spirit gives us the power we need to reject those old sinful desires. We can say “no” to sin and accept the “way out” God faithfully provides by following the Holy Spirit’s leading.
As we give the Spirit more control of our lives, He begins to do in and through us what only He can do – to shape us and grow us to look like Jesus
Since God’s goal for all His children is for us to be like Jesus; the Holy Spirit constantly works to rid our lives of the “acts of the sinful nature” and display His fruit instead. Therefore, the presence of the “fruit of the Spirit” is evidence that our character is becoming more like Christ’s. Glory to God!
Prayer: Oh God, my father, help me to become more like Christ. Amen.