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
Galatians 5:22

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.
Philippians 2:13


  1. This is so true Susie, thank you. My SIL asked me about this last week and it was so hard to answer her without saying I just know in my heart that it is happening. It is such a sweet change of heart that comes over time. Hope you are having a great day.

    Love and Hugs, Laurie

  2. Great post. I always need a reminder about the fruit of the spirit and work on where I struggle!

  3. The fruit is such a beautiful thing. I love that the more time you spend in the word the more fruit you cultivate. You can actually feel and see it working in your life. Truly amazing.
    Thanks, Susie!!!