God’s children are known to the world by their fruit. When the Holy Spirit takes up residence in our heart and soul, what should be visible is fruit. Specifically fruit of the Holy Spirit. This comes in the form of unselfish and unrestrained love for fellow man.
Joy…abounding from the soul. Not only in the good times, but also in life’s storms. Joy that comes only from God. These are accompanied by a soul filled with peace, which is evident even to those outside looking in. So many more “fruits” are to be harvested when the Holy Spirit lives in us. Patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. When we abide in the life changing power of the Holy Spirit, all of these fruits grow, producing a human spirit that is nurtured by the Holy one.
Are you living in His Spirit? Are you walking in it daily? Is there evidence of such beautiful fruit when another looks at you? That fruit sets us apart from all others. Can you taste the sweetness of the fruit of the Holy Spirit? If not, maybe it’s time to sit in the garden with Him and let Him water your garden with Living Water. Cultivate your relationship with Him. Only then will you enjoy endless bushels of Spirit filled fruit.
Thoughts from my study time in Galatians 5:22-23