Freedom in Bearing the Fruits of the Spirit

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Devotions, A Christ Like Life

Week 5 – Day 6 – A Christ Like Life

Scripture Passage: Galatians 5:22-23 (NKJV)

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.”

Devotional:

If pain is Gods’ way of telling us we are damaging our body then guilt and shame are His ways of telling us that we are damaging our soul, our character.

As we live in the fruits of the spirit, our daily walk with God and others will bring serenity even in times of great trouble. A faith in God that transcends all fear will journey with us and we will see each day, a gradual improvement in our relationships and the quality of our lives. God’s laws will be seen as a gift and not a burden and the baggage of our past can be handed over to Jesus as He begs us to take on His yoke which is light.

I often find myself now taking a spectator seat in my life as troubles evolve in front of me. I watch and wonder how I will deal with the next calamity and it’s an interesting spectacle.

In Galatians 5:22-23, Paul lists the fruits of the Spirit, emphasising that there is no law against these virtues. Let’s explore the significance of this freedom in bearing these fruits.

  1. Understanding Freedom: Reflect on the concept of freedom in Christ. How does the absence of law against the fruits of the Spirit contrast with the legalistic mindset? How does this freedom enable believers to live out their faith authentically?
  2. Embracing Grace: Consider how the fruits of the Spirit reflect God’s grace towards us. How does His grace empower us to cultivate these virtues in our lives? How can we extend grace to others as we bear these fruits?
  3. Living in Victory: Explore the idea of living victoriously through the fruits of the Spirit. How does embodying love, joy, peace, and the other fruits enable us to overcome the struggles of the flesh and live in alignment with God’s will?

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, Papa God, we thank You for the freedom we have in Christ, enabling us to bear the fruits of the Spirit without fear of condemnation. Help us to walk in the power of Your Spirit, producing love, joy, peace, and all the virtues that reflect Your character. Grant us the grace to extend these fruits to those around us, demonstrating Your love to a world in need. May our lives be a testimony to the transformative work of Your Spirit within us. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Graham Hood

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