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What Fruit Are You Producing?
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Galatians 5:22, 23
What fruit are you producing?
Are you walking in love - even when you don't feel like it?
And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. Mark 12:31
Are you walking in thejoy of the Lord as your strength when you feel weak?
... for the joy of the LORD is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10
Are you producing patience?
Or are you walking in imapatience causing you to be upset mentally and spiritually?
For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
Are you walking in kindness?
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32
Do believe in and operate in the goodness of the Lord?
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.Psalm 23:6
Are you sharing the faithfulness of the Lord with your friends, family and associates?
I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations. Psalm 89:1
Are you walking in gentleness?
Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great. Psalm 18:35
We all struggle with operating in the fruit listed in Galatians 5, but God has already told us how to handle the situation.
Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak. Mark 14:38
Be aware of your attitudes and the things that tempt you.
Watch your actions and keep them in prayer. Tell the Lord what you're struggling with and he will give you the strength to do the right thing.