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This morning while I was reading the Bible, yes you read it right I read the Bible (did I just mentioned the word read three times in a phrase?..gosh). I was meditating the book of 1 John 1:7 - If we walk in the light, as he is the light... The Blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from sin, when a drop of faith reminded me so many things.
Suppose a student doing a science project and experiment on the effect of light and darkness on the growth of the seed. The student gets a mung bean from a store and plant it in four Styrofoam cups and water them. He places the two cups in the sunny window while the other two he places in a dark cabinet. In a couple of days the seedling appears. Few more days, the plant in the dark and the one in the light looks similar. Then little leaves starts to break out from each seeds. Few weeks after, the plant in the cabinet turns yellow and starts to die while the one from a sunny window start to grow big and more leaves will sprout. We therefor conclude that in the experiment a plant needs light in order to survive, to grow, bloom and make seeds.
Same true with our spiritual lives, we need to live in the light for us to grow and bear fruit. Without spiritual guidance and awareness we wont be able to fulfill out purpose, we wont be able to get the fruit of the spirit.
Galatians 5:22-23 describes spiritual fruit as love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness and self-control. Continue living in the light will gain us the these fruits.
For a moment, I forgot to claim this spiritual fruit. I became impatient and never kind. I forgot to thank God for every blessing and forgot to understand and trust His plan and purpose for my life.
Dear Lord, I thank you for every blessings that you have showered. I thank you for every opportunity you have laid. Starting today, I will trust and obey and believe in your plans. I thank you for your mercy and love. Thank you that everytime I stumble, your loving arms is always ready to carry me. Amen.