There is something about fresh fruit. Not the ‘fresh’ grocery store fruit but fruit picked from the source. Each bite brings a flavorful, juicy mouthful leaving the desire for more.
We live in an area where we’re known for our corn but it’s our fruit that others travel for. It is cherry picking season right now and soon the stone fruit will be ready. Every year people from out of town converge on our community and strip our orchards clean like a swarm of locust. It’s a good thing especially for our farmers. It’s a process of renewal.
Being renewed in the knowledge of God isn’t always easy even though it is perfect for us. We battle against old thought patterns, old ways of action and old ways of speaking.
But Jesus wants to heal us of these ‘old life’ traits. He wants us to stay so tightly connected to Him that we continually remind ourselves who He says we are.
Reminding ourselves of our identity in Christ helps us stop battling against the old life and we begin to allow the work of the Cross to work in us.
You are being renewed to bear fruit. Let it be fruit that is as fresh as that which is picked from the Source.