Saturday, September 29, 2007

Honey Crisp Apples

I discovered a delicious harvest snack last year—Honey Crisp Apples. Their sweet, succulent crispness delights my taste buds. They are a perfect snack when the weather turns cool and the leaves crunch beneath my feet.

There happens to be just one problem with my newfound craving. The price of the Honey Crisp Apples exceeds my apple budget. However, I have decided that the fruit is worth the expense.

Which brings me to today's topic—the fruit of the Spirit. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22-23) This fruit, too, is not cheap. The price is being willing to give up our self-will to the will of our Lord. We have to pay a price to produce a rich harvest of this fruit in our lives, but this fruit is worth any sacrifice.

Will you join me in the harvesting of this blessed fruit?

Let’s run into the arms of Jesus,

Susanne

2 comments:

Digging for Pearls said...

I liked your insights. I recently wrote a Bible study (and taught) on the Fruit of the Spirit. I was reminded that each of the "fruit" is a choice that we must make in our lives.

Heather Cox said...

Yum! I love Honey Crisp too! But I love to see spiritual fruit in my life even more. Glad I found you here Susanne!