Reap a bountiful harvest

November 11, 2022 | 27 comments

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The fruit of the Spirit is

Love
Joy
Peace
Patience
Kindness
Goodness
Faithfulness
Gentleness
Self-control

Be sure to reap a bountiful harvest of Spirit’s fruit today!

(Galatians 5:22,23)

27 thoughts on “Reap a bountiful harvest”

  1. Oh thank you so much Evan!
    I’ve just reaped the harvest of reading all the wonderful comments from yesterdays SV and it is indeed bountiful! What a treasure to be able to connect so easily and regularly with everyone here.

    ..’ I can never escape from Your Spirit; I can never escape from Your presence ‘. Ps 137;7 NLT
    Grateful ❣️

    1. Barbara, thanks for sharing ps. 137. Those beautiful words give one the feeling that the “fruits of the Spirit” are embracing us all the time..

    2. Yes thank you Barbara for Palms 137, and I tune into what John says and I agree with his comment!

      dear Evan, thats wonderful you gave this loving advice today. Because, when I was shopping just now, I had some very nice talks with various people there, and there I thought at this really lovely idea, to express these divine qualities today and reap the fruits of Love and Kindness.
      Thank you very much! And I propose we should do this every day, as every single day is God’s Day.

      A happy weekend to everybody!♡

  2. Thanks Evan, love the picture.
    My CS teacher told us Soul is the art
    side of God.
    The apple shows the art side.
    And the happy face behind it.
    I think I mentioned finding ❤️‘S.
    A friend is also finding them. I received
    a text this morning a little after seven
    with a heart she had found.
    All the words mentioned show forth,
    the beauty of these qualities being
    expressed.
    The daily Lift fits in with today’s
    Evan, you are all ❤️ To share
    SpiritView with us. Thanks.
    SpiritView. .

  3. Oops. The word SpiritView is in the
    wrong place at the end. I changed
    something and missed seeing it.
    Sorry.
    Happy happy expressing
    God today, every day.

  4. This very inspirational post regarding a bountiful harvest brings to mind the following passage that Paul had shared in his address to the Philippians (4:8): “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, if there be any praise,think on these things.” This message has helped me to keep my thoughts high, clear and focused innumerable times.

  5. Can someone enlighten me? My New James Version of Psalms 137 reads quite different from your comments. Thank you and bless you.

  6. Oops sorry for the typo! Yes, it should have said Ps 139.v7….
    It’s from the New Living Translation of the bible. A very recent ( 2008 ish I believe) translation.
    My apologies..
    Happy weekend all!❣️

  7. Oops sorry for the typo! Yes, it should have said Ps 139.v7….
    It’s from the New Living Translation of the bible. A very recent ( 2008 ish I believe) translation.
    My apologies.. I find it a very uplifting quote….
    Happy weekend all!❣️

    1. It is a great verse to ponder Barbara, thanks for pointing us to it. In the King James it is, “Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy presence.”

      Made me think of our beautiful Hymn 599 which is basically the words of Psalms 139:7-10 set to music.

  8. I just noticed a theme with the recent SpiritView blogs that focus on spiritual sense, faith, alertness. It occurred to me that the fruit of the Spirit can be realized even when the material senses are aggressively arguing that discord is the reality. I’ve read testimonies from people held in horrible circumstances (like Corrie Ten Boom who was quoted in a recent SpiritView blog) that managed to realize the fruit of the Spirit even in those circumstances because they used their spiritual sense to realize peace, love, goodness, joy, etc. There is no circumstance that can prevent us from “reaping a bountiful harvest of Sprit’s fruit”, as Evan shared with us today, if we are willing to open thought to the harmony that is always apparent via spiritual sense. If you missed the article shared by J yesterday, below is the link again (thanks again J for sharing this). Gratitude is such an effective way of helping us realize all of the good that is right here, right now, and is always available to us to experience through our spiritual sense.

    https://sentinel.christianscience.com/shared/view/umh2m4ewuc

    1. Thanks RH for your wise words. I too appreciate when Evan explores themes on SV for several days. More opportunity to consider and savor these truths together more deeply.

      I don’t have a garden of my own but I’ve lately been volunteering at a community garden in my neighborhood.. I often harvest some of the things that are being grown there to bring home and enjoy, like basil, mint, cherry tomatoes, kale, thyme, lavender. I’m not much of a gardener but I’m learning. I’m even growing some broccoli, which is amazing as these little green heads spring out from between the leaves and grow so fast! There are many biblical references and spiritual analogies to gardens. The best harvest is to partake of and share the qualities of God that Evan listed for us today. God provides them so abundantly, and we see them when, as RH said, we are willing to look with spiritual sense. Blessed weekend to everyone!

  9. Thank you, RH, for your comments and for reposting J’s article. Excellent J, love it! and the other one you posted yesterday about distraction.
    Thank you, Evan, for your faithfulness.
    And thanks to veterans today!

  10. Thanks so much J for providing the link to Evan’s article. What an amazing story of proof for God’s provision of good at all times and under all circumstances.

  11. You’re welcome RH, and I appreciate your comments. I actually came across that article yesterday as I was looking for more insight on the theme of spiritual sense, as you mentioned – specifically the words “accept, agree, and expect”. I came across a quote: “There is a difference between expecting a healing in Christian Science and actually accepting it. To expect healing is to look for it at some future time, or to wait with anticipation for it. To accept healing is to receive it, to entertain it or to agree to it now. It is right both to expect healing to be made manifest in our experiences and to accept the perfection which is ours by divine reflection. When we turn to Christian Science for healing, it is natural for us to be healed. But if we accept the perfection, which we learn belongs to man, we commence to eliminate the thought of time, which is mortal and bring into our experience the truth of Paul’s words (II Cor. 6:2), “Now is the accepted time; behold now is the day of salvation.” Expectation, like faith, helps us on toward spiritual freedom; but acceptance of the facts of true being brings healing through understanding.”

    1. Thank you J. Your comment about “accept, agree, expect” made me think of a lecture I was listening to this morning by Otto Ziegenhagen. Everyone can read the lecture by clicking on the link immediately below:

      https://www.cslectures.org/ziegenhagen/cs-reveals-god-as-a-very-present-help-ziegenhagen.htm

      In the lecture is a section entitled “The Eternal Present”. An excerpt from that section is below, but the entire lecture is really good so I’d encourage everyone to read the whole lecture.

      —————————-
      It we go to God in prayer, but are not expecting His help immediately, thinking perhaps that the healing will come in the future, our prayer is not scientific. When we go to a problem in mathematics, with an understanding of the principle involved we can expect an immediate result. We do not have to wait until the principle works out the problem — its work is already done and is ever available to those who accept it with understanding. So it is with God’s work; the creation of infinite Mind governed by divine Principle, is forever complete and perfect. The Bible tells us about this in the book of Genesis (Gen. 1:31), “And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.” My friends, in your daily prayers always work from perfection and not towards it. Hear these words of the Master (Matt. 5:48), “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”

      In his healing work Christ Jesus always thought in terms of the present. The Christ, Truth, made it possible for him to heal immediately. He spoke the truth in the present tense. To recall a few of his instantaneous healings, you will remember he declared to the man with the withered hand, “Stretch forth thine hand” (Matt. 12:13); to the palsied man, “Thy sins be forgiven thee” (Matt. 9:2); to the widow’s son, who was dead, at the gate of Nain, “Young man, I say unto thee, Arise” (Luke 7:14); and to his beloved friend who lay in the grave four days, “Lazarus, come forth” (John 11:43).

        1. Thank you for sharing RH. I have not read or listened to this lecturer before, so I’m looking forward to it. Love the comment on present perfection.

          1. yes J, havn’t either heard about this lecturer and any talk from him. yes, I’m also looking forward to take time to read that long article.♡

  12. Thank you “J” for sharing Evan’s great testimoney with the yummy Apples! I read it several times and as I remember, Evan told about this demonstration in one of his many lectures. But nevertheless, with pleasure I do read this gorgeous testimony over and over!
    I Love that sentence from the textbook on page 574 which Evan mentions in his testimony, and I apply it often. It is very helpful.
    Thank you very much for this really wonderful testimony, dear Evan! It reminds me that Jesus multiplied the 7 loafs and 2 fishes and Elija multiplied the little amount of oil the widow only had left for her and her 2 sons. Such a loving proof of God’s boundless supply to meet all the needs of his children!♡
    it’s amazing how many inspiring comments are given here to enjoy. Thank you all!♡♡♡

    1. You’re welcome Uta.

      And many thanks to Evan for his wonderful testimony. I had not read it before, so it was fun to come across it. Very inspiring!

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