WALKING IN THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT!
“But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge].” (Galatians 5:22-23 AMPC)
The more we spend quality time in God's Presence and in His Word the more wisdom and understanding He will give us. This is the way we grow spiritually, especially in the fruit of the Spirit.
Some of the fruit is easier to walk in than others but we must walk in the fruit of the Spirit and that means the entire package. It's fruit, each one connected, of the Spirit not Fruits individual parts or choices, of the Spirit. The fruit of the Spirit working in our lives is a direct reflection of the Holy Spirit in us.
“For each tree is known and identified by its own fruit.” (Luke 6:44a AMPC)
Questions to consider:
What fruit am I producing?
Does my fruit reflect my Abba Father?
Do my interactions with others reflect love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control?
Do not allow yourself to be used by the enemy! Put things in their right perspective will help you to react according to God's perspective powered by the fruit of the Spirit. So, get armored up according to Ephesians 6:10-17.
Let love be your guiding force:
"And above all these [put on] love and enfold yourselves with the bond of perfectness [which binds everything together completely in ideal harmony]." (Colossians 3:14 AMPC)
"For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.: (Ephesians 6:12 AMPC)
Lord help me to produce the fruit of the Spirit in my interactions with others. This fruit is only evident through Holy Spirit in my life. Holy Spirit, I welcome You into every area of my life. Let me be a person known to reflect love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control regardless of the circumstances I encounter. Let me be so anchored in love that the overflow is Your fruit in my life. Let me be a witness for You without having to say a word because my actions reflect Your fruit in me, that overflows out of me. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Be Encouraged! ❤