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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Jun 30, 2022
Listen to the Word
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23)

The nine traits listed in our Scripture are not developed overnight. Fruit develops gradually. It doesn't appear in an instant. We don't go to an apple tree and see no apple, and then, bang, there's an apple. Fruit grows. It develops. It starts small.

It is the same with the fruit that develops in our souls. We can't microwave spiritual growth. The "give me patience and I want it now" prayer tends not to work very well. We should see progress, but the heart makeover God is performing takes time.

Live the Word
Think of where you were five years ago on your spiritual journey. Which aspects of the fruit of the Spirit have increased in you since then? Which ones aren't showing much growth? Speak to God about what you observe.