When we continually allow our flesh to keep manifesting the fruits of the flesh (Galatians 5:19-21), the end results is that we would be of no good use to our Heavenly Father. Now when we allow Holy Spirit to work in and through us we will begin to manifest the fruits of the spirit (Galatians 5:22-23).
We would either be liken to Hebrews 6:7 which says “When the ground soaks up the falling rain and bears a good crop for the farmer, it has God’s blessing.” Or we would be liken to verse 8 which says “But if a field bears thorns and thistles, it is useless. The farmer will soon condemn that field and burn it.”
Today I encourage us to examine ourselves to see which fruit have we been manifesting, fruit of the Spirit of fruit of the flesh, and choose this day who are we truly going to serve God or serve self.
I choose to serve God with my life as a living sacrifice which is truly reasonable.
When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!
Fill me up by Kim Walker and Jesus Culture