Worship and the Fruit of the Holy Spirit

Posted: 20th February 2013 by Marshall Mabry in Praise and Worship

Fruit of The Holy Spirit(from personal devotion April 17, 2006)

Galatians 5:22-26
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, we must also follow the Spirit. We must not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

We are created to worship Him alone.

God is looking for worshippers to worship Him in spirit and truth. In ours Christian lives, anger, frustration, and impatience should be foreign emotions. Our actions, gifting and talents must demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit. I can not write or perform His anointed music if it does not give evidence to the fruit of the Spirit. If we are to be His instruments in this world, our lives sing with the Holy Spirit. We must reflect His holiness and righteousness. We cannot do it alone, but His Holy Spirit will do it for us.

Love covers a large gamut of emotions, Joy is passionate, powerful and uplifting, Peace is quiet, still and intimate, Patience is never hurried or stressed, it is tolerant and waits for God’s wisdom and strength, Kindness and Gentleness are soft and nonabrasive, Faith believes with strong confidence and has an assuredness that does not need to witness miraculous signs for strengthening, Goodness is eager to help and fulfill the needs, it is readily accepted, and Self-Control is disciplined and prepared, it compliments Joy.

King David worshipped by dancing with “Holy Spirit passion.” He was bringing God’s Word in the physical representation of the Ark of the Covenant back to Jerusalem and God’s chosen people — Israel. It was a cause for celebration that overjoyed David’s heart, mind and soul. One might think that David was out of control or undisciplined. Even his wife, Michal, was disgusted at the sight of the King’s undignified dance.

Undignified carries two designations here; one of Michal’s unrighteous judgment and one of holy worship. Michal believed it was beneath the King of Israel to present himself publicly in such undignified manner. On the other hand, David oblivious to all earthly surroundings, sought after God’s approval and blessing. He was lost in worship. He was so caught up in giving worship to God that every temporal possession, every earthly crown, every prestigious trophy coveted by man — meant nothing in light of being in God’s awesome presence.

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