October 20 – Fruit of the Spirit

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23

As you yield to the Holy Spirit and grow in God, you can expect your life to produce fruit…the fruit of the Spirit. You should see God’s love evidenced in your life…His joy, His peace…and even the ability to suffer long! You are becoming more like Jesus!

The fruit of the Spirit is “radiated” from your life. It just begins to naturally become a part of you, and others will notice the changes. God is changing even your desires by placing within you His desires. (See Psalm 37:4.) You are growing in the character, nature, and makeup of God.

Further evidence of His Holy Spirit in you is the manifestation of the gifts of the Spirit. (See I Corinthians 12:7-10.) These are the physical, outward workings of the Spirit, such as tongues, interpretation of tongues, prophecy, and the like. These workings must be “exercised” as the Spirit gives utterance.

Do you see how complete the Holy Spirit is making you? Yield your life more to Him each day. He must increase and you must decrease! (See John 3:30.)

PRAY:  “Gracious Lord, thank You for making my life fruitful. I want to be useful to You by radiating and manifesting Your Spirit to others. Fill me, Lord. In Jesus’ Name, amen.”


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