“If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.” Galatians 5:25
The verses right before this verse tell us that the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance! We toil almost everyday to earn money and position, so that we might purchase these things. We buy things every week, only to discover that what they do bring is only temporary.
The qualities mentioned above cannot be purchased, but they can be received into our lives, as we learn to live in, listen to and love our Creator! When we seek to live a life yielded to the Spirit, the natural by-product is a life that is filled by the Spirit and a life that is filled by the Spirit experiences love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance!
We don’t live to produce these qualities, we produce these qualities as we live in a trusting love relationship with the Spirit! Love and trust today and watch the fruit come into season tomorrow!