Fruit of the Spirit

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)

But what happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard—things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely. Galatians 5:22-23 (MSG)

Each one of our actions plants a seed. The seeds we plant produce good fruit or bad fruit. We can choose to live life God’s way and enjoy the fruit He promises. We can live a life full of love for others. Our life can be lived with joy and peace. We can choose to live a life full of fruit. Apply what you read in the verses above today!

God, I choose to live your way. I want to produce the fruit of the Spirit in my life. Help me to grow in the areas I need. In Jesus’ name. Amen.