I've berrated myself over the years. You see, although I have all these fruits in my life, none of them is fully ripe. None is perfect, none is complete. Each of these fruits is growing in me at a different rate. The key word here is growing. My fruit isn't ripe. You know, sometimes underripe fruit isn't very sweet. Sometimes I'm not very sweet. Just this morning God revealed to me that this is a process for us just as it is a process for the fruit to first blossom then grow tiny fruits and grow and grow until they are ready to be picked and enjoyed.
My prayer would be that God would continue to grow and ripen me in these areas. Would you join me in this prayer?
Father, God, I thank you that by Jesus' Stripes I am healed.
I thank you that He sent the Holy Spirit to teach us and comfort us.
I ask Father that you continue to grow me up and ripen me up in the areas of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. I ask the same for my readers.
I ask this in Jesus' Name. Amen.
*Galations 5:22-23 Some versions say long-suffering instead of patience. To me, it's basically the same.
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