“.. Fruits in our lives: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness. ” Galatians 5:22(NLT)
I had eaten a fruit salad and I could not help but reflect on the fruits of the spirit in the Bible.
Below are one of my favorite fruits, so I broke them down into the fruits of the spirit.
Love- Strawberries are red and ripen with sweet juices. This fruit is commonly associated with love, care and being affectionate. The fruit itself has a similar shape of an heart. As this being one of the fruits of the spirit, we are taught to be loving and caring to one another.
Joy- Grapes can either be green, red or purple. The beautiful changes of colours that show the overwhelming feeling of joy. The sweet juices which can also be served as wine which makes a call for a celebration.
Peace- Peaches can sometimes have a bittersweet taste but once fully ripen, they are as sweet as your daily jam:)
Patience- Mangoes may take a while to ripe but with patience and time, mangoes serve as an fulfilling fruit. Mangoes have one of the best recipes in desserts.
Kindness- Apples are as kind to your health as the doctor, they want you to be in good health. From a variety of colours; green, yellow and red.
Goodness- Watermelon fills the body with goodness of 92% of water. They may have annoying seeds that we come across in life but goodness comes a long way.
Faithfulnes- Bananas can be baked into a banana loaf or eaten immediately. They are reliable and easy to ingest, no need to wash them or remove any seeds. Such as faith, we can leave bananas in the open and trust them to remain clean and healthy without peeling them to check if they are edible.
Once all fruits are digested, the stomach is happy and the spirit is uplifted 🙂
*Note: the fruits were randomly chosen, you may have your own version of preferences.
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