There are 9 fruit of the Spirit. These come directly from God’s Holy Spirit, and not from ourselves. They are gifts given to us by our Heavenly Father. He is giving us access to His Heavenly realm by allowing us to walk in His very own personality traits. Our Father’s gifts to us do not only transform and change us from the inside out, but it changes the lives of those around us. Through these fruit, we shine God’s light to others so that they will know Him through us.
We cannot generate these traits on our own. They overflow from the Holy Spirit that lives inside of us. Fruit is the physical evidence of what has been planted. We carry God’s Spirit when we invite Jesus into our hearts and lives. God’s personality in turn flows out of us. Sometimes we just can’t help it. The more time we spend seeking Him and reading His Word, that’s how the transformation takes place.
If we feel that we are lacking in one of God’s personality traits, we can always ask the Lord to help us. He rejoices when His children ask and hunger for more of Him. Start asking and receiving more today!
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Prayer for Increase of God’s Fruit
Thank you for your precious fruit of the Spirit. I ask that you help me to walk in each one of your personality traits every day. I want to look and act more like you, Father. Fill me with your love to an overflowing. Give me unspeakable joy. Allow me to show others kindness and your goodness, Jesus. As you are faithful, help me to walk in divine faithfulness. Lord, fill me with gentleness and self-control all the days of my life. In Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.