The Best Kind of Fruit
Kids love fruit. Most moms start their babies off with cereal or vegetables, because once they introduce the fruit, with its sweetness and flavor, there may be no going back. The fruit of the Spirit works the same way. Once we experience the peace, joy, and love of the Holy Spirit in our lives, there’s no going back. There’s nothing better…except for maybe when that same love, joy, and peace begin flowing out of us. Clearly, our heavenly Father knew that once we experienced life as He intended it to be, we’d be hooked. Life is sweet and flavorful when we live it His way. As you begin to introduce this concept to your kids, encourage and inspire them to live life in step with the Holy Spirit.
The Bible says that a good tree can’t produce bad fruit, nor a bad tree produce good fruit. We can’t produce or give something that we don’t have, so this is a perfect opportunity to ask the Lord where we are keeping “in step” with Him, and where we’re not. Are our families and co-workers experiencing patience, gentleness, and self-control when they’re around us? Let’s ask the Holy Spirit to be at work in our hearts and lives, and empower us to live in step with Him. Take a few moments to meditate on the Big Points and Verses for this month found in our Start at Home post. As we demonstrate a life that’s in step with the Holy Spirit, our kids will want it, too.