- Joy (gladness),
- Patience (an even temper, forbearance),
- (23) Gentleness (meekness, humility),
- Self-control ( self-restraint, continence).
What is the fruit that you desire the most? Obviously we desire all of them but the one that I would like to see come to fruition in my life is self-control. It seems to be one of the many character traits of mine that is most lacking!
So what does the 'fruit of the Spirit' mean? To me it means that the more time I spend in the word and the more I seek the Lord the more my life will be infused with the Holy Spirit - and - the more infused one is with the Holy Spirit the more the fruit that blossoms will be of the Holy Spirit.
So, to exhibit more of the fruit of the Spirit we need to spend more time in the word and seeking God! What an encouragement!
"The work which His presence within accomplishes is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control!"
I kept thinking something was missing from this post and now I realize what it was - The fruit of the spirit is not what we do, its the Holy Spirit working in us who changes us from the inside and that reflects as fruit, these fruit, on the outside.
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