Celebrate Lent – Day 11

 248375108_747a376a6f.jpgToday’s Scripture:    Galatians 5:22-23

The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

Read Galatians Chapters 5-6

Fruit Bats

There are different kinds of bats; one kind is called “Fruit bats.” These bats eat fruit, so it is easy to see how they get their name. Therefore, farmers who grow fruit have to find a way to protect their fruit from fruit bats. There would be no wisdom in them putting up a sign to read “Bats that eat my fruit will be arrested” but they do use nets to prevent the fruit from being eaten. Farmers have a lesson to teach us: we learn that we need to protect our fruit.

The bible mentions the fruit of the Spirit. We have spiritual fruit to protect. Just like the bats that eat freshly ripened fruit, Satan will attack your spiritual fruit. A net of prayer and obedience will protect your fruit.

Prayer Starter

Dear God my Protector –
Thank you for Your harvest of fruit in me.  
Protect me from all that would seek
to spoil the gifts of Your Spirit.

– Barbara McFarlane

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