We should be like fruit that is so sweet that people can’t find it anywhere else because what God offers is sweeter than anything else. (Pastor John Shaw) This sweetness comes through us by God’s Word and His Holy Spirit. His Word is the sweetest food our soul will ever taste! The Psalmist wrote: “How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” (Psalms 119:103)

God’s Word and His presence are the place of sweet love which soothes and heals us from the world’s daily wounds.

Although I had been born again for many years, I didn’t recognize or experience God’s sweetness because I chose to live independent of Him. I was not surrendered to Him enough to be close to His sweetness. When I finally began to recognize His immense goodness, I began to long for Him. I still do. I especially long for Him first thing in the morning when He resets my soul from the battering of the world and fills me with His sweetness.

When we feed on the sweetness of His Word, we bear sweet fruit because His Word woos us to live in His way. His Spirit is freed within us to produce sweet fruit. The Bible says: “the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22-23a) The fruits of the Holy Spirit can’t be produced in us if there are rooms in our heart that are unholy. We can’t harbor any sin in our heart and expect Him to embrace it—it was what crucified Jesus. When we set the trash of sin outside, He roams freely and maximizes our talent to produce His sweet fruit.

It becomes an addicting circle—His sweetness compels us to forsake the bitterness and ugliness of sin and He produces sweetness in every part of our life. Our countenance, words and deeds reflect His sweetness and people are drawn to Him by what they see in us. The sweet light of Christ warms and comforts us and also draws others to Him!

From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .

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