Thursday, June 11, 2009
Fruit of the Spirit
But the fruit of the
Spirit is love, joy,
peace, patience, kind-
ness, goodness, faith-
fulness, gentleness and
An examination of the fruits of the Spirit can be
intimidating. Working all nine of these traits into
your life seems impossible, and indeed it is. But
moment you became a Christian, the Holy Spirit began
a divine work to produce Christ's character in you.
Regardless of who you are, the Spirit works from the
same model, Jesus Christ.
This is as natural as the growth of fruit on a tree.
You do not have to orchestrate it on your own. It
automatically begins the moment you become a believer.
How quickly it happens depends upon how completely you
yield yourself to the Holy Spirit's activity.
~Henry T. Blackaby and Richard Blackaby~
from: Experiencing God Day by Day
For God is working in you, giving you the desire to
obey Him and the power to do what pleases Him.