The Fruit Of The Spirit
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Galatians 5:22 (NIV)
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. What a list. It is easy to focus on each attribute and begin to feel overwhelmed by the challenge to master each one. But that is not what today’s verse is suggesting. Rather, it is saying that the list of attributes are the result of living in the Spirit. In nature, if we want fruit, we have to nourish the tree it grows on. Fruit is only produced when the tree is healthy. Likewise, when we fellowship with the Spirit, live in harmony with His direction and follow His leading every day, the Spirit’s fruit will be produced in our lives. As the Holy Spirit instructs, rebukes, guides and comforts us, and if we respond to His voice, we will experience His fruit.
Dear Holy Spirit, I want Your fruit to grow in my life. I know that is only possible through letting You guide my life. Help me hear Your promptings. Let me experience fellowship with You today. Guide me in all things. Fill me, Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ name I ask it.
TODAY’S AFFIRMATION & MEDITATION
The Holy Spirit produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control in my life
Sense the presence of the Holy Spirit residing in you. He is there and he wants to produce love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control in your life. Picture the Holy Spirit taking each of the attributes and nurturing, watering and feeding them. Sense them growing deep in your soul affecting the way you think and act. Allow the Holy Spirit full control of your life so He can produce the Fruit of the Spirit in your life today.
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