Sunday, December 18, 2011

Who is Real

As I return from my recent trip to Louisiana to put my mother to rest, I found myself reflecting on many things.  My mother was a woman full of beauty.  She walked in the fruits of the spirit which are love, joy, peace, goodness, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, longsuffering and self-control.  I wasn’t raised by my mother but I saw her fruits and came to know her as a woman of integrity, honor and wisdom.  I saw her fruits from afar.  She was the real deal.  She didn’t pretend or lie.  Her yea was yea and her ne was ne.  A person knew whom they were dealing with.  What you saw is what you got. 

As time as elapsed, things have changed.  It’s so hard now a day’s to know who is real or what is real.  Jeremiah 7:10 reads “ The heart of man is desperately wicked and who can know it except for God.”  I find this to be true.  Praise God that everything Hidden will be revealed.  God sees everything.  He knows our true fruits.  A person is defined by their fruits.  They can say many things, but in the end it’s action that portrays their fruit.
I pray that we will seek the fruits of the spirit and let God be the head of our lives.  As we learn to surrender our will daily to the almighty God, the fruits of the spirit will become evident in our lives.  When we walk in the fruits of the spirit, no lie or tongue raised against us will prevail.  Let our light so shine, so that the whole world may see and be drawn to our heavenly father which is heaven. 

Many blessings.