QOD -- There was a green house. Inside the green house there was a white house. Inside the white house there was a red house. Inside the red house there were lots of babies. What is it?
ANSWER: A watermelon
Nothing quite like a just-right-ripe watermelon. The sweet essence when you bite into it is like no other. Sometimes when you think you've found the right one and your taste buds are ready to be bombarded with flavor and the bright red flesh gives you the perception of readiness but when you bite into it, it doesn't quite measure up. Some folks out sugar on it, but for me pass the salt. A little salt brings out the sweetness of the watermelon.
Could the same be said for Holy Spirit when it comes to the Fruit of the Spirit? .. But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. Galations 5:22-23.
We find that when we are filled with the Spirit we respond and react in a different manner to situations we face. Perhaps if we focused on adding some salt, Holy Spirit, to that fruit it would not only be more evident but dare I say more sweet.
PRAYER: Lord we thank You that You have provided Holy Spirit to be with us at all occasions. May we not only be filled with Holy Spirit but may we exude the Fruit of the Spirit so that with whom ever we come into contact can taste and see that You are sweeter than honey from the honeycomb and that You are good.