attainment of anything desired; realization; accomplishment: After years of hard work she finally brought her idea to full fruition.
enjoyment, as of something attained or realized.
state of bearing fruit.
Several months ago, our neighbor two doors down came over and gave us a container with 6 individual tiny tomato plants. Paul excitedly told us that these plants would produce hundreds of little yellow tomatoes that were delicious. We did have some tomato plants in our yard a couple of years ago, so I was happy to have the prospect of once again having this wonderful fruit that is so great in salads. We kept these little plants in our sunny kitchen window for about 8 weeks before my husband transplanted them outside. He took care of them for the first week or so, checking them daily to see how they were doing. One of them did end up dying, but the other 5 are still surviving and doing well. My husband asked me one day if there were any flowers blooming on the plants. I checked that day to see if there were any, but there were not. However, the very next day, I saw several flowers starting to bloom on a couple of the plants. That’s a good sign, because the flowering stage comes right before the fruit stage. It was sometime last week that I saw the first little green tomatoes on a couple of the plants. That’s when I took the two pictures above with my cell phone. Since that time I have found tomatoes on all of the plants. The largest of the plants has more than ten tomatoes on it. I am excited to see the growth on these plants and am looking forward soon to partaking of the “fruits” of our labor.
For several weeks now, before our plants were even flowering, this word has been on my mind. Fruition. It’s exciting to see different fruits and vegetables growing in the natural, but how much more thrilling to see it produced in the spiritual.
This is the fruit of the Spirit mentioned in Galatians 5 and attributes that God would like to see develop in our lives.
It comes through
-obedience to God’s Word
-sometimes trials and tribulations
In the natural, fruit is enjoyed by all kinds of people. How many like peaches? How many like bananas? How many like plums? How many like apricots? Probably lots and lots.
How many like to be around someone that expresses love? How many like to be with someone that just seems to have a deep settled peace? How many like to be around someone when they’re down that just is so encouraging because of the faith that they express that you can make it through your dark hour?
If we are filled with the Spirit as the Bible teaches, God wants to see fruit produced in our life. If we’re faithful to do our part to cultivate the soil of our hearts, God will do His part, and we will bear fruit, whereby we can be a blessing to others. This is what I want. How about you?