“But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Here there is no conflict with the law.”
(Galatians 5:22–23 NLT)
Read chapter 5 of Galatians.
God’s Spirit lives in us if we are His followers.
And when He lives in us, HE exhibits this fruit from within us.
By the way, how many fruit are there? Quick! Without looking? 9?
That would not be correct.
There is only 1. This fruit is one unit. (The Greek word for ‘fruit’ here is ‘karpos’, a noun that is singular for fruit.) And the basis of all parts of this fruit is love. If you have God’s love in you, you have the rest of His fruit.
We only need to develop it.
Read the parts of this fruit again.
Which ones do you need to develop? Do you have true joy?
Pray and ask the Lord God each morning for this fruit. He will develop it within you. And start with Love.
With God’s love, you will then be able to develop the joy and the rest of that fruit.
Then! the world will know that you are HIS!
But don’t eat too many apples. Too many carbs.