Chapter 28 – Got Any Fruit? – page 154

Just before I sat down to write today’s post, I had a big handful of raspberries. Yummmmmmmmm! 😀

Back in chapter 5 of Designer Genes (You Are What You Eat), we talked about the importance of eating well and how fruits and vegetables (at least five portions) are an important part of our daily nutrition.

In this chapter, we talk about spiritual fruit!

Imagine having an apple tree or peach tree in your backyard… and never seeing any fruit on it. You might start to wonder what kind of tree it really is! When you see apples on a tree, you know exactly what kind of tree it is, right?

It’s like that for us when we become Christians — when we ask Jesus to forgive us of our sins and invite Him into our lives to be our guide and friend. His Holy Spirit starts to change us to become more like Jesus: loving, joyful, peaceful, good, kind, patient, gentle, faithful and self-controlled. WOW!

Here’s a simple colouring page that can help you remember the fruit of the Spirit: http://www.sermons4kids.com/fruit-of-the-spirit.gif

Oh, and look! A Fruit of the Spirit jigsaw puzzle! Just give it a minute to load up: http://www.dltk-bible.com/jesus/fruit_puzzle1.htm

One of you recently suggested that Designer Genes should have memory verses. So here’s your challenge for this week! Try to memorize Galatians 5:22-23. As you go over the fruit of the Spirit in your mind, ask yourself if people can see those qualities in your life. And remember: God is with you to help you develop those fruit!

Have a great week! 😀

Ann-Margret

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