So my 2 year old daughter comes running to me last night crying. We just got finished eating. I was getting bath water ready. She was to be first. I asked her what was wrong. Her response, “I want ‘manana.” Now for those of you who don’t speak 2 year old, I’ll translate. You see, She was crying because she wanted banana.
Remember my post about my problem with SED? Click here if you don’t remember number 6 of my random 25 things. I personally do not like Bananas. My daughter on the other hand Loves Bananas. She was having a fit because she couldn’t have one tonight. Most people would tell us, give the kid a banana, however we were holding our ground tonight.
You people won’t believe me. I say this often in my blogs. I learn so much application to the Word in life. If this incedent had not happened tonight, I would have missed a chance to meditate on a well know verse in Galatians.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.” Galatians 5:22
God wants to pour his attributes, his “Fruit” to us. Now, if we are to approach Jesus and faith as a child, how about approaching God’s nature. It makes me wonder if I should want the fruit of the Spirit like a child. Should I “WANT” it so much, that I am willing to cry and have a fit if I don’t get it.
Oooo, that’s interesting. 2 verses later We are told to put off “self” crucify the flesh with its passions and desires… focus on Christ who now lives in us. Is child selfishness similar to my adult selfishness? Is wanting more of God’s fruit selfish? I guess I’ll have to chew on that some. What do you think about this?