Where’s the fruit?

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

Galatians‬ ‭5:22-23‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Galatians 5 is talking about the attributes that come out of us when devote our lives to Him. Wouldn’t we all love to have love, joy and peace? That is the evidence of a fruitful relationship with Jesus Christ. 

The verse right after these say:

 

Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. 

Galatians‬ ‭5:24‬ ‭NLT‬‬

We are able to leave behind our past and our failures and our sins; not because of anything we can do, but because of what Jesus already did for us. You can step into this fruitful life, all you need to do is to devote yourself to Him. 

Devotion starts with one step. Decide that Jesus is the Lord of your life. Believe in the incredible thing He did for you on the cross and let Him change your life. It won’t be immediate and it won’t always be easy, but because of a relationship with Christ, all those missing parts of your heart will start to fill up. 

If you’ve already made that decision, look at the evidence of Christ in your own life. Does it look like Galatians 5:22-23? 

love

joy

peace

patience

kindness

goodness

faithfulness

gentleness

self-control

If not, spend time with Him. Do what you need to do to get back in the right place. Get rid of the areas in your life that are hindering you. Make it a priority to show off the fruit of the Holy Spirit. It will be the best testimony to get others to know Him too. 

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