You may not know it, but when you gave your life to Jesus as your Lord and Savior, all the fruits of the Spirit were planted inside you in seed form. These are the nine characteristics that the Holy Spirit develops in you as a growing Christian. The fruits can only be obtained by the Holy Spirit working within you. The Bible tells us in Galatians 5:22-23 New International Version (NIV) 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
How does the Fruit of the Spirit impact your business? I like to answer this question in a mathematical formula. Therefore, by solving for the unknown X.
F = Fruit of the Spirit.
O = Overflow
The development of the fruit of the Spirit that flows from personal life into your business life.
X = Business
Business in case refers to having a greater effect on the world and having a greater impact for Jesus Christ. In essence, living the definition of a Christian based business.
So, the simple mathematical formula would read: F + O = X
Are you allowing the Spirit to work in your personal life, thereby working in your business? If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, ask the Holy Spirit to guide you to these truths. If you are not, but want to be a follower of Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, here is the good news.
Romans 10:9 promises, “If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” If you have not yet begun your personal relationship with God, understand that the One who created you loves you no matter who you are or what you’ve done. He wants you to experience the profound depth of His care.
Therefore, tell God that you are willing to trust Him for salvation. You can tell Him in your own words or use this simple prayer:
Lord Jesus, I ask You to forgive my sins and save me from eternal separation from God. By faith, I accept Your work and death on the cross as sufficient payment for my sins. Thank You for providing the way for me to know You and to have a relationship with my heavenly Father. Through faith in You, I have eternal life. Thank You also for hearing my prayers and loving me unconditionally. Please give me the strength, wisdom, and determination to walk in the center of Your will. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
If you have just prayed this prayer, congratulations!