Fruit of the Spirit

27 09 2010

When many believers speak of the work of the “Holy Spirit“, they are speaking about the operations of the Spirit of God in the material world in which we live, and within us. But God the Holy Spirit isn’t here just to hang out, or to do a miracle or two for sport. The Spirit is there to cause things to happen in peoples’ lives that bring them more in tune with God’s purposes on earth (and beyond). When the Spirit starts changing someone, it shows as a growth in character, a change in their way of life that is good for the people they live among.
This change in character is called a ‘fruit of the Spirit’, like the fruit grown by a tree can feed people and wildlife. From ancient times to today, abundant fruit from an orchard is seen as cause for hope and celebration. Abundant spiritual fruit also breeds hope and is well worth celebrating. Continue Reading

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