“You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, as I also remain in you.“
Fruits of His Spirit grow on you. Use what He gives and shine on through. Jesus is the Vine in you: Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Generosity, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-control and LOVE too.
We are the branches and He is the Vine. Jesus said: “No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine.”
IT’S JESUS FRUIT WE ARE TO SHINE!
Joy is a fruit of the Spirit.
Can we be JOYFUL FOR the Lord’s benefit? Bear fruit on our branch for nourishing His future harvest? Will you be JOYFUL for the benefit of His people?
Peace is a fruit of the Spirit.
Can we share PEACE? Will you look for inner PEACE branching from that special place where the Lord indwells in you?
Patience is a fruit of the Spirit.
Can we be PATIENT as His branches grow in us? Taking their time each growing season to work and each winter season to rest? Will you demonstrate listening to the Lord before you act?
Kindness is a fruit of the Spirit.
Can we branch off His Vine of being KIND? Will you be KIND even if others are not kind to you?
Generosity is a fruit of the Spirit. Can we find an opportunity to share means that are truly is gifted by the Lord? Including His generous Spirit? Will you give from not just your excesses but willingly extend your branch so His Vine can bless others?
Faithfulness is a fruit of the Spirit. Can we FAITHFULLY trust and then FAITHFULLY act? Will you let the Lord grow your branch stronger? Will you step out a little further in faith because He makes you strong?
Gentleness is a fruit of the Spirit.
Can we flow His gentle touch to those who need compassion and help? Will you prepare the fruit of your vine to bite-sized pieces? Make it more shareable with all?
Self-control is a fruit of the Spirit.
Can we calmly show His strength without overbearance or flaunting? Will you take a step back to listen before charging forward blindly, even if “for Him”? Will you be an example of self-control?
Love is a fruit of the Spirit.
Can we SHINE JESUS LOVE? Will you both LOVE until it hurts and LOVE until it helps? Will you Love because Jesus loves? Will we recognize Love even in correction by God?
“Apart from me you can do nothing.”
In YOU Jesus, we can do ALL these things.
From YOU Jesus, we can achieve great things.
With YOU Jesus, we will branch out Your Vine.
Yes Jesus, we can and will polish our fruit with YOUR SHINE.
Jesus says: You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:3-5