Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Fruit that lasts

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
Galatians 5:22-23

The world says "look out for number one."

God says "love Me, love others."

The world says, "make yourself happy, do whatever pleases you."

God says, "fullness of joy is in My presence."

The world says, "Your security is in your stuff."

God says, "My peace in you can supercede circumstance."

The world says, "Live in the now, get all you can get."

God says, "My best is worth the wait and builds character while you do."

The world says, "nice guys finish last."

God says, "your kindness is how you touch the world for Me."

The world says, "the good die young."

God says, "your goodness is a reflection on My work in your life."

The world says, "gentle = weak."

God says, "your gentleness is actually a sign of strength."

Tbe world says, "It's all about self, do whatever you want, no holds barred."

God says, "self-control is really Spirit control."

“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.
Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away;
and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
Abide in Me, and I in you.
As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine,
neither can you, unless you abide in Me.
“I am the vine, you are the branches.
He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit;
for without Me you can do nothing.

John 15:1-5

You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you
that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain,
that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.

John 15:16