Galatians 5:22-23 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.
Now, the fruit of the spirit is not real fruit. It is spiritual fruit. If you have asked Jesus to be your Lord and Savior and to come into your heart , then you can produce the fruit. But, you can’t produce it by yourself. You need to ask God to help you have the fruit of the spirit. If you have the fruit of the spirit then you will be different from everyone else. A good different. People will see you are different because you will be kinder, gentler, more loving etc. Then they might say “Wow! She (or he) is so kind or gentle etc. I think I want to know his Jesus he talks about” See! You have a witnessing opportunity right there! To tell him or her about Jesus. BUT DON’T SHOW OFF THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT TO GET PRAISE! Jesus says in Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your father which is in heaven. Don’t show the fruits of the spirit for your praise! Show them to people for God’s praise! You can show them by… Being kind to someone (kindness) , waiting in a long line without complaining (patience), not getting mad so easily (self-control), giving a hug (love), being cheerful all the time (joy), being a peace maker (not urging someone on to get mad at you) (peace), giving your sibling the last cookie (goodness), sharing your faith with others or having faith in God (faithfulness), and being gentle around little children ,and the elderly , and everyone (gentleness). These are some examples of what you could do to let your light so shine!
Even though the fruit of the spirit is spiritual fruit, you can still make the recipe listed below. Just remember every time you make this dish pray and ask God to help you have the fruits of the spirit. But, don’t just ask God to help you only when you make this dish ask him to help you everyday!
The Fruit Of The Spirit Fruit Salad
What you will need:
- 1 can of mandarin oranges or you can use regular oranges
- 1 can of fruit cocktail
- Cashews and pecans (optional)
(It does not matter how much of each fruit you put in the salad you decide!)
(If you want to add another fruit to your salad that’s fine!Just wash it and cut it into slices)
- Wash the blueberries and strawberries, peel the banana.
- Cut the strawberries and the bananas into slices and put them in the bowl with the blueberries.
- Open the can of fruit cocktail, then dump it into a strainer. Shake lightly until all the sugary syrup is out.
- Do the same thing with the mandarin oranges as instructed on step 3. If you are using regular oranges wash them and cut them into slices.
- Add the oranges and the fruit cocktail to the bowl.
- Combine all the fruit in the bowl. Then add pecans and cashews if desired.
- Chill in the freezer for ten minutes. Then enjoy!