A Quick Story: The Day I Ate New Fruit

A quick story 🙂

About a year ago I ordered a set of teaching CDs on a subject I felt I needed a lot of help with. The title of the CD set was called “Unleashing the Power of Faith.” I ordered it because I was so sick of going through the same issues again and again.

Fear of this, fear of that.

I thought if I could just have a little more faith I wouldn’t be afraid as much. I thought this teaching would help me gain wisdom and learn how to push forward. I thought some audio material on faith would be just the thing I needed.

Or so I thought.

A few days after I ordered the CDs online my package arrived in the mail. I opened it up and to my surprise- the company delivered the wrong one! This one wasn’t on faith. This one was on “The Fruit of the Spirit.”

As I looked down at the box, I remember my first thought was this: “Ugh, I already know all about that!”

It didn’t take more than 3 seconds before I felt God tell me this delivery wasn’t an accident and I may not be an expert in that subject after all. 🙂

Later that day I got in my car and figured I should give this teaching a try. Within 10 minutes I was balling. It was one of those cries where you’re half happy/ half shocked. Sometimes I get so astounded at how well God knows me. It actually surprises me some days.

I think as the years roll by and we grow deeper in our faith, we unintentionally believe we’ve mastered a subject in the bible.

“Oh ya, I know all about forgiveness!”


“Oh ya, I’m a pro at being patient!”

Ha! 🙂

When something is no longer an obvious issue in our life, we tend to think we’ve got it covered.

But sometimes what we’re searching for isn’t what God wants us to find.

In my case, I needed to better understanding God’s love- and that was found through the “Fruit of the Spirit.” I thought I needed to learn more about faith. But God knew my issues with anxiety would be comforted by my understanding of His love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self control.

I love how God can teach us new and amazing things from subjects we’re already familiar with once we study them again. We can read the same verse 100 times and get a brand new revelation on time 101.

Sometimes it hurts to relearn something you thought you already knew. But it’s worth it.

God is the ultimate teacher and we are so blessed to be His students.

// Lord, thank you for revealing to us new truths. Continue to show us all you want us to see.


Ruth van den Brink
Reply May 18, 2017

I think I needed this today...I am not sure I am ready to admit it though :-). I am challenged to go back to something I don't want to revisit. Thank you for sharing your own lessons so that they may be a blessing to others.

    Kiva Roussel
    Reply May 18, 2017

    Thank you so much Ruth! It's amazing how well God knows each one of us. The things the Holy Spirit puts on our heart to revisit are sometimes so hard to do- but it's worth it in the end! Blessings to you, Ruth!

Meghan Buckner
Reply May 18, 2017

Kiva girl! This post is so on point! love you and thank you for being a mighty warrior of God!

    Kiva Roussel
    Reply May 23, 2017

    Meg! Thank YOU for always being such a bright, shining light. Your passion for people is amazing- loved seeing you this weekend! xo

Reply May 18, 2017

So good Kiva! Thank you for sharing this. It spoke to my heart and was a great reminder to be open to everything God wants us to learn! And often it isn't what we expect! :)

    Kiva Roussel
    Reply May 23, 2017

    Reese, love you! Yes- totally true girl- it often comes in ways that aren't part of our "plan!" Hehe!

Sara Harris
Reply May 22, 2017

This is so good. God knows what we need so much more than we do! How blessed are we that He cares enough to intervene and show that to us!?

    Kiva Roussel
    Reply May 23, 2017

    Yay! So are so right, Sar! He intervenes right when we need it! Love you girl.

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