“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23, ESV
As I was driving to work this morning while listening to one of John Piper’s youtube preaching about “Outpouring of God’s Love”, I began to ponder about one of the fruits of the Spirit that is mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23.
I thought, “If LOVE is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit, then why do I keep looking for it outside of God? Why do I pressure other people to give and show me love when the Spirit of God already lives in me? Perhaps the reason I’ve been miserable for the most part of my life before I came to know the Lord and even after I gave my life to Christ was that I was still trying to experience that ‘love’ in the wrong place.”
So, I paused for a moment and think.
And I breathe again.
I had it all along. Wow! How could I ever missed that?
I don’t know about you, but I felt something has been lifted up from me that very moment.
Thank you, Lord.
Father, I thank the Holy Spirit for revealing this to me today. Forgive me for ignoring you all these years. Help me to develop a new friendship with you so that my love for you will grow and bear much fruit – fruit that will last forever. I am excited to know you more even in the coming days. All this I ask, in the name of Jesus. Amen.