“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22)
Ah, the fruits of the Spirit! How often do we fall short – I am speaking personally. I am so very short on patience and frequently ask for more of this. The trouble with this is I am too impatient to await my top-up of this trait – I want it now!
I cannot in all honesty describe myself as a gentle person, either. My lovely hubby has this attribute but I certainly don’t. As for self-control – don’t even get me started!
Nevertheless, I do believe I have my fair share of the rest of the ‘fruits’, in that I certainly have love, joy and peace arising from my salvation and trust in Christ. I am faithful to the Lord and hope that I – at least most of the time – demonstrate kindness and goodness to my fellow man.