Fruit of the Spirit

Trees produce fruit. Christians should produce spiritual “fruit” in their lives. Verses 22 and 23 of our Bible Reading today list spiritual fruit that the Holy Spirit gives to Christians. These things are “…love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.” All Christians should want to have these characteristics in their lives.
Every day I pray that God will help me love the people I meet. I can have joy and peace when I think about the home that Jesus is preparing for me in heaven. It is difficult for me to have patience all the time. Sometimes people bother me, and I become impatient. But I continue to pray that my patience will grow. I have opportunities every day to show kindness and goodness to people I meet at the grocery store or at work. With each new day, I pray that I will continue to have faithfulness to God and His Word. If I am to have gentleness and self-control, I need to remember that my words and actions should glorify God.
Think about your life today. Are you producing spiritual fruit that brings glory to God?