Saturday, August 20, 2011
Fruit of the Spirit
I had to write this down before I forgot it. It works perfect for the JVR ministry, and I want to write it in the book. This morning while listening to KLOVE in the car on the way to a seminar I was to teach, God spoke this illustration to me. KLOVE was talking about the fruit of the spirit and the bible verses Galatians 5:22-23. The only way to get the fruit of the spirit is from the Holy Spirit. Because we are human, the fruit of the spirit needs to be used often and restocked. In other words, fresh fruit is very good, but if not used right away rots and is no good. It also has to be purchased often to keep fresh fruit available. Same with the fruit of the spirit, we need to share the fruit with others around us, use it. And we need to renew often by staying in prayer and in the word, and staying in constant relationship with Jesus, our savior. This concept works well with JVR. The JVR volunteers and staff need to have a positive Christ like attitude. But because we are all human, we need constant reminders, encouragers, and to be constantly 'filled with the spirit.' Well, in a ministry/work place this can only be accomplished by meetings, pep rallies, or in JVR's case devotions/bible studies. Well, you'll just have to read the book when I'm finished to see what I'm rattling on about. Need to get to bed, it's getting pretty late.