I just saw a picture of Valentine’s Day donuts posted by Krispy Kreme. They were adorable filled with pink sugar and glazed in heart sprinkles. I was tempted to go buy a dozen for a weekend of celebrating Darby’s birthday whenever I realized the local Krispy Kreme is across from “my” part of town.
Reading Romans 6:20-23 (CSB) makes me think of fruits and donuts.
“For when you were slaves of sin, you were free with regard to righteousness. 21 So what fruit was produced then from the things you are now ashamed of? The outcome of those things is death. 22 But now, since you have been set free from sin and have become enslaved to God, you have your fruit, which results in sanctification—and the outcome is eternal life! 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Although donuts taste good, they are going to represent sinful death in this devotion. They are trendy, fluffy, full of quick energy, and quite tasty. Yet donuts leave us feeling tired, bloated, and regretful.
Fruit, on the other hand, is often neglected. We know it is good for us, but it requires extra effort. It is sometimes too sweet or extra tart to initially process.
Fruit refreshes. It energizes and helps us feel better.
Are our decisions representing fruit or donuts?
Are we settling for what is convenient that leaves us empty?
Choosing to seek the things of God will give you new energy. Only seeking the Lord truly produces peace and joy.
You can be inwardly and eternally healthy today, my friend. Choose Godly fruit. Choose to seek His ways for your life.
Even though this season of your life is busy, do not settle for a drive-through relationship with the Lord.
The quality of food He has to give your soul is real, sustaining, and cannot be found anywhere else. He, Jesus Himself, has opened up His heart and life to you. All you have to do is walk through the door He has opened for you.
We will always find a healthy feast whenever we sit down at Jesus’ feet!