The harvest you reap reveals the seed that was planted. If you plant the corrupt seeds of self – life into this natural realm, you can expect to experience a harvest of corruption. If you plant the good seeds of Spirit-life you will reap the beautiful fruits that grow from the everlasting life of the Spirit. And don’t allow yourselves to be weary or disheartened in planting good seeds, for the season of reaping the wonderful harvest you’ve planted is coming! Galatians 6:8-9 TPT
When I was young, my mom and dad would take us out in the woods up north to find wild blackberries that grew along the trails. They were everywhere! So sweet and delicious that I ate more than I picked. To this day one of my favorite flavors is blackberries in any form.
As I read this passage, I thought of how some plants just keep reproducing every year, yielding more and more without anyone doing a thing to them. I believe it’s like that in our lives. We were made to produce love so that others can know that same love and desire the fruit of it.
In Galatians 5:22-23 it says: But the fruit produced by the Holy Spirit within you is divine love in all its varied expressions: joy that overflows, peace that subdues, patience that endures, kindness in action, a life full of virtue, faith that prevails, gentleness of heart, and strength of spirit. Never set the law above these qualities, for they are meant to be limitless.
The things we produce in our lives should all be from the seed of Love planted in our hearts by God Himself. It should just naturally be what flows from us so that others can take nourishment from it. Today, lets see how many expressions we can be to the world around us. In our jobs, our errands, our neighborhoods, wherever we go. Allow people to enjoy the fruit of the Spirit in us.
Father, help me to have joy today, the kind that’s contagious. Help me to stay in peace, to be gentle in my responses and to be strong in doing what is right. May others indulge themselves of the fruit they find in me. It’s in Jesus’ name, Amen.