There is nothing like good fruit. Good fruit harmonizes with the senses and produces a euphoria that sends one searching for that same satisfying taste. In order to produce good fruit one must first plant their seed in fertile ground. Second the fruit must be watered and protected from the cold so that the harvest won’t be destroyed. Third, we must remove the clutter and debris that may cause harm to the fruit. In essence, we also must take care of the spiritual fruit in our lives. Spiritual fruit has to be planted in the spirit of the believer and cultivated so that it can grow and produce a harvest that will bless the lives of others. A bearer of good fruit will show kindness when kindness is not shown. A bearer of good fruit has peace in the midst of turmoil and patience when anxiety is all around. A bearer of good fruit will remain humble when there is a chance to boast. A bearer of good fruit will love because God said so. Take some time today to examine your fruit. If your fruit is good then share it with the world. If your fruit is bad then it is time reconnect with the vinedresser (God) and allow him to prune away the dead areas in your life so that your spirit man can be revived and you can bear good fruit.
Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit. Matthew 12:33
Have you ever walked into a room and there was total chaos and confusion? What did you say? Or better yet, how did you react? When there is chaos in the atmosphere you have the power to diffuse it. When there is chaos in your life, you have the power to tame it by speaking to it and making it obey. When storm clouds arise you have the power to change the direction of the wind. Women of God, you have been empowered to release a calm in the midst of chaos, speak peace where there is trouble and release a war cry in times of warfare. Even though the Bible tells us that we will have trials and tribulations, you need not fear for God has overcome them all (John 16:33). Now if God is victorious over our situations then that makes you victorious as well! Don’t spend another minute worrying when you have a God that will fight your battles and has unleashed a power within you to calm the raging sea.
Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways. Job 22:28
Most fights involve two people whose anger has gotten the best of them, they either say words that are hurtful or use bodily harm that endangers them. Bodily harm brings about unnecessary forces while hurtful words destroys emotions and the willingness to forgive. Although a hurtful word may go further than a punch, we have a Savior and Advocate that will protect us and fight for us during times of turmoil and chaos. No longer do we have to waste our time shouting frivolous words and using acts of violence, all we have to do is take our concerns to the Father and watch him win the war, speak a calmness into our soul and give us a peace that is hard to understand.
Exodus 14:14 – The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace