How to Keep Your Spiritual Fruit Fresh

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My orange tree had produced picture-perfect oranges, but to my disappointment, they were flavorless and dry. At that moment, conviction sobered my thoughts about my own spiritual fruit.


But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law (New International Version, Galatians 5:22-23).

Like the tree, my “Christian” appearance was deceiving. The orange tree made me realize that I had become spiritually dry. Life had changed, demands were greater and my health had declined. Instead of keeping in step with God, I had slipped into my own strength. God didn’t want a picture-perfect believer; He needed a yielded heart.

When we live by His spirit, His power carries us during life’s seasons and He will cultivate spiritual fruit in the garden of our hearts.

Have a blessed weekend.

Marisa Shadrick


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The Holy Bible : New International Version. electronic ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996, c1984.

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