Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Warm Sugared Grapefruit

I like to eat grapefruit. I have always cut them in half then scooped the sections out on a spoon one by one and into my mouth. Recently, someone shared a delicious secret with me. They said that if brown sugar is sprinkled on the top of a grapefruit and then warmed in the microwave, it is very good. So, I tried it, and she was right, it was very good. I liked it so much, that I have continued to eat my grapefruit that way, but I've done it secretly, because I didn't want to share it with my children! Then, last night, I made a warm sugared grapefruit and my daughter eyed my secret and asked why I was putting my grapefruit in the microwave. I had to fess up. They wanted to taste my warm sugared grapefruit, and as soon as they did, they wanted their own! I have a feeling grapefruit will never be the same in our house again.
I was thinking that this is how it is with God and His fruit. Once I have received His Spirit and the fruit from His Spirit there is so much sweetness that comes that it is never the same. And, others see that, and they want what I have. I cannot keep it a secret, I have to share the sweetness of His fruit with others. It's the way God works, He is warm, He turns sour into sweet.
Jesus, continue to fill me with the power of Your Spirit and produce Your sweet fruit in my life. Say That Again to me, You give Your Spirit to make the sour sweet!

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control, there is no law against these things!
Galatians 5: 22,23

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