I want that!
by Chris Taylor
Eating… America’s favorite pastime. Well at least it’s one of mine. I mean who doesn’t like going out to a nice restaurant and ordering something amazing to fill our hunger? Let me ask you this. Have you ever inspected the menu, picked what sounded best, and it looked delicious… until your friend’s food came out? Theirs looked so much better. It smelled better. Then they gave you a bite and it even tasted better!
After tasting what they ordered, you totally regret your choice. You would much rather have what they have. It’s hard to even enjoy yours anymore because you know you’re missing out. You know there’s something better.
There’s something about the life of a believer that has this effect on those around us. The Bible tells us in Psalm 34:8 to “taste and see that the Lord is GOOD!”
The truth is, most people’s first taste of the Lord will be through us. They will taste our fruit. The fruit of the Spirit! Our lives should taste so good that others will look at it and say, “Man, I want that.” Our lives should make others see their choices in a different light. They should see that there’s something better than what they’ve chosen. The best part is, the Master Chef is willing to give them what they now desire for free!
It’s God’s Spirit in us that brings this goodness! Live your life in such a way that your fruit will turn people toward God! Allow the Holy Spirit to work in your life so that your fruit will be pure and tasty.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.