Galatians 5:22-23 – The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
No doubt we are all monitoring our physical symptoms as indicators of our wellness or possible coronavirus infection. How am I feeling? Do I have a fever? Dry cough? Difficulty breathing? Sore throat? Unusually heavy fatigue or lingering weakness? Muscle achiness?
But are we maintaining watchfulness over our spiritual health? Certainly we must keep our focus on Jesus (Isaiah 26:3; Hebrews 12:1-3), but Scripture does liken one of its functions to that of a mirror, showing us ourselves in its light that we might set right what is out of place in our lives (James 1:23-25).
What are the symptoms indicating spiritual health? Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self control.
So are you maintaining a mindset of love? Holding onto joy and peace in your soul? Remaining patient in this season of trial? Dealing with others in kindness and gentleness? Choosing and expressing generosity? Being faithful in obedience to Christ? Exercising self-discipline toward your proper priorities and responsibilities?
What shall we do where we find ourselves manifesting symptoms of spiritual unhealthiness? “Look to Jesus” (Hebrews 12:2, again)! “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you” (James 4:8).
With whom will you engage today in a real, “How are you doing?”, conversation?