Certified So: Redefining Happiness
Much Fruit

To love the sin

More than we say

We love the Savior?John 14:151 John 5:2-4

Hearts hurt

And heads ache

Thinking these defeated

Sinking thoughts.


We wonder if we'll ever

Find the victory

That we sought,

The "much fruit"

Jesus spoke of—

The Fruit of the Spirit

Abounding in our life

That we long for.John 15:8Galatians 5:22-23

If you have ever had

Such fleeting thoughts

Or pondered on

Your fruitless situation,

Then perhaps the reason

For your consternation

Is just a simple


Of what it means,

To be a fruit tree.

The Fruit Tree Analogy:

Please stop reading

Right now,

And find two pieces

Of your favorite

Kinds of fruit.

An apple

Or an orange

Will do,

But if it's something

Like the latter,

Please peel one

As if prepared to eat,

And then do the following.


Please name each one

For a Fruit of the Spirit

That you feel like you need

Or know you often lack.Galatians 5:22-23

One could be

The fruit of faith

That's hard to find,

While the other one

Could symbolize

The fruit of happiness,

Or patience,

Or a fleeting sense