Fruit is the exterior confirmation of interior generation. God is not as vague as we would like God to be. Fruit is a clear expectation from God to us. Fruit is what happens to us as we apply the faith formula to our work, families, hurts, decisions and service.
Fruit is downstream of friendship with God. Fruit is increase. Though some try, you can't fake fruit. Fruit comes from good roots. And good spiritual roots produce an increase in "...love, peace, joy, endurance, gentleness, goodness, faith, mildness and self-control." Galatians 5:22-23
Each is measurable. Each has been delivered to us in the birth, words, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Don't worry; you don't have rush out and work on these things. But this Lent, you could let them work on you.
From the nine fruits listed above, you could reflect on the one variety of fruit that is rare or small in your orchard, and then say yes to it this Lent.
Say yes to increase in the Spirit.
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