by Dr. Regina Campbell
Galatians 5:22-23 (ESV)
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
“The fruit of the Spirit is being a true follower of Christ” Regina Campbell
In examining the fruit of the Spirit one must view these traits from a holistic standpoint. These traits must be engulfed in our lives in such a way that it’s evident that God’s Spirit resides in us. When these traits are exhibited our lives can be viewed as becoming a true disciple of Christ. While some traits are more evident in our lives we must realize each trait combines into one fruit. Therefore these traits are intertwined together for the purpose of expressing God’s nature in the lives of believers. I encourage you to examine each trait and make every effort to strengthen each trait so that the “fruit” of God’s Spirit can become even more evident in your life. If we call ourselves a believer in Christ then we must have the fruit of the Spirit flowing from our lives daily. We must allow God’s Spirit to come through our words and deeds. If the fruit of the Spirit is not evident then we must learn to yield our nature to the nature of Christ. The question becomes whose nature do you exhibit, Christ’s fruit of the Spirit or humanity’s fruit of nature.