Here at GVC, our May teachings have started on such a powerful and spirit-filled note. Excerpt from the Pastor's message highlights five truths about the fruit of the Spirit:
The use of the singular noun of ‘fruit’ within the scripture, makes us aware that one fruit is produced within us with nine different characteristics. Example., Within a banana many benefits are found such as; magnesium, potassium, vitamin B and protein. Yet one banana has all of these benefits. It is impossible to consume such a fruit, and
claim your bodywork has not received Vitamin B. Similarly, mirroring the fruit of the Spirit within the believers of the living God! As follows, it is not possible to have love but have patience.
It is key to note, the foremost fruit of the Spirit mentioned in Galatians 5 is love. The bedrock of the fruit of the Spirit is love. It is undeniable that with love, all the characteristics follow.
Lord, we humble come before you. By the wisdom, love and life given to us by Your Word, has
awakened us. Forgive us for walking in ignorance and in our flesh. Lord, please help us to
undertand the fruit of the Spirit. It is understanding that produces desire within us. We want to do
all that is possible for us to just walk in the Spirit. Lord we will not be complacent no longer, we
will not be sluggish no longer but we desire to receive grace to be better. We desire for the life of
God to live within us and to be the best versions of ourselves. We are determined and intentional
to be better, O Lord. It is Your love that conquers all. Father, we receive your precious grace to
be helped to allow Your Spirit to produce these good fruits within us. We thank you Lord, you
only give us good things, things that will grow us and make us better all for your glory and for
You to be magnified. Thank you for hearing our cry onto you, in the name of Jesus.