Beautiful Harvest (Grow Fruit)” by Meghan Williams, Dyed4you Art

Galatians 5:22-24 (TPT) But the fruit produced by the Holy Spirit within you is divine love in all its varied expressions: joy that overflows, peace that subdues, patience that endures, kindness in action, a life full of virtue, faith that prevails, gentleness of heart, and strength of spirit. Never set the law above these qualities, for they are meant to be limitless.

{hearing and seeing} I heard the words “beautiful harvest.” In the Spirit, I sensed abundant, ripe fruit available to us.

I sense the Father calling us to greater awareness of the fruit of the Spirit within us. When busy surviving life’s latest trial, it’s natural to focus on our weariness and pain. We may not see what we have gained from our spiritual gauntlet of endurance.

Scripture teaches us that trials and suffering produce perseverance, character, and hope within us (Romans 5:3-5). Just as an athlete pushes themselves to develop greater muscle strength, difficulties strengthen Christ’s nature within us. We gain access to a new level within the divine image.

But before we work on our next set of spiritual benchpresses, God is calling us to pause and see the fruit of the Spirit produced within us. Greater power is flowing within us—the power of divine love. There’s rich fruit available to you. And it’s time to put it to good use. 

The Lord says there are barriers and blocks you couldn’t even budge before. But you might surprise yourself with what you can do with the upgraded strength that’s now within you. There are situations you used to run from or felt ill-equipped to handle. But if you pause and draw upon the Spirit, you’ll now sense more of the mind of Christ within you. And the mind of the Holy One is overflowing with solutions to old problems. 

The LORD is opening our spiritual eyes and ears, drawing us to acknowledge and draw upon the beautiful harvest of His Spirit within us!

Romans 5:3-5 (NIV) Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.