Bearing Fruit – Seeds of Faithfulness

Absence makes the heart grow fonder, or makes it wander. If you’ve been around a while, you’ve probably heard a version of this old saying. Which one is true do you think? Recalling it today puts me in mind of this seed from the Fruit of the the Spirit: faithfulness. We seem to have an…

Bearing Fruit – Seeds of Goodness

If someone said “God is good“, I am guessing that being the good Christians we are, our immediate response would be “All the time”. But have we ever stopped to think about the phrase? Let us ponder this in stages. 1. To be a Christian is to be Christlike. i.e. To do as Jesus would….

Bearing Fruit – Seeds of Kindness

“It costs nothing to be kind” is a popular proverb floating around on social media. As it is true, I hope that we have no problem allowing the Holy Spirit’s fruit to produce this seed in our lives. That God is fond of kindness, there is no doubt; there are approximately 40 biblical references for…

Bearing Fruit – Seeds of Patience

As inhabitants of this instant-now-please world we live in, we could all use an overabundance of this seed from the Holy Spirit’s fruit. Can you identify one area of your life in which you’re not impatient? If you can, God bless you, and keep up the good work! For the rest of us, we could…

Real Change

If we are seeking genuine change in 2019 then we can’t keep doing the same things. Even when we believe in our heart of hearts that we are doing the right thing. We definitely do not want to be in the group described in Matthew 7:22-23 desperately clinging to ,”…Lord, Lord did we not …”…

Bearing Fruit – Seeds of Peace

I will admit that this is one type of seed that may be difficult to find if you looked into any fruit that I produced. Peace! Is that even possible in these times in which we live? Well, yes! For two reasons. 1. Remember, this is not my fruit or your fruit. No! It’s the…

Bearing Fruit – Seeds of Joy

The second category of seeds produced by the extra-ordinary Holy Spirit fruit can be a little confusing to some of us. It is joy! It can be confusing because we often mistake happiness for it. But there is a difference. Happiness is based on emotions and as such is fickle; but being emotional creatures, we…

Stronghold

A stronghold is defined as a place that has been fortified so as to protect it against attack. You may also know it as a fort or fortress. A place built to defend in times of battle. Many times it can feel like we’re just the opposite. We are battered on every side; sometimes simultaneously;…

Bearing Fruit – Seeds of Love

The first type of seed produced by the extra-ordinary Holy Spirit fruit is love. This love should be seen in us in two main forms. 1. Love for God Luke 10:27 (NIV) says, “Love the Lord thy God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all…

Like a Rock

Let us not misunderstand this text folks. God doesn’t move. Any time we feel distant from God, it is we who have moved away. And sadly, it is easily done. Skipping prayer, the study of His Word and church services are some of the actions that add up to a disconnection from God. However, with…