Day 16 – Be Still Challenge
Meditation: Fruit of the Spirit
Posture: Knees to Chest | Wind Relieving Pose (Pawanmuktasana)
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. Against such things there is no law” Gal 5:22-23 “Against such things there is no law”. There is no limit to the extent man can experience from Him or express towards others the fruit of the Spirit. Notice that it does not read FRUITS (plural). All of these amazing gifts are the embodiment of the Spirit of Christ who is in each of us. We are the living temple of the Holy Spirit, and we are such precious gifts to Him. We don’t have to settle for just peace or for just love. We can partake of them all.
In a hurting world where tragedy and monstrosities are occurring moment by moment, what better opportunity do we have to show them who He is by our words and actions that are orchestrated by His guidance? Don’t you know that it is the goodness of Him that leads people to repentance? (Rom 2:4) Repentance is not a physical action like most people assume. Biblically it is the word Metanoeo, meaning “to change one’s mind for the better”. This implication refers to man believing that God is good, that He is for them, not against them, and that they rely on the finished work of the cross.
Let us receive from Him fully so that from the overflow of our hearts we may show the world a better view of who He is and how much He cares for each one of us regardless of color, creed, gender, circumstance, political views and so on. He does not wish for anyone to perish, He desires only that they know Him. (2 Peter 3:9). Father, thank you for the countless gifts you bless us with including the little things we take for granted. I know you are for me and not against me. You desire for me to know you intimately and prosper me abundantly. Help me to show those in my sphere of influence the Grace and mercy that is Jesus so their minds may be fixed on You for the better. In Jesus Name.