But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
The Bible recognizes a believer as a tree of righteousness.
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
And what do trees do? Trees bear fruits at the right time and at the right season. There are some trees that bear fruit almost all year round.
Each time fruit is required, it should be available for harvest. In your case, each time the Holy Spirit needs you to act in such a way that will further his cause at a given time, you should be able to do that.
The bible looks at you as a tree of righteousness. You are expected to bear the fruit of the Spirit.
This is an aspect of spirituality neglected by many. While the gift of the spirit of God may minister to many, such as healing the sick and delivering the oppressed, it is actually the fruit of the spirit that evangelizes and preaches more. There are some unbelievers that don’t read the Bible. They are observing you, and you’re the Bible that they read. Whatever you do, they do the same thing.
The disciples of Jesus christ were first called Christians at Antioch. And do you know why? It was because they were behaving like Jesus .
The fruit of the spirit was very evident in their lives so everywhere, they went, people were saying these people behave and talk like Jesus .
Many people may hear what you say, but they do what you do. The fruit of the spirit, if only you can allow him to lead you will show in your life too. It’s following his leading that brings out the fruit of the Spirit of God in your life. Have you ever been angered and you wanted to speak and something on the inside says, “don’t talk?” I bet that is hard. You wanted to say something. To express the depth of your dissatisfaction, yet the Holy Spirit inside is saying no. While your fresh continues to grumble and battles hard for expression at the heat of the moment, the Holy Spirit has held your tongue bound. And that is what the Holy Ghost does to nurture his fruit in your life.
There are people that only kindness is what they need to be won over to Jesus . For some people, what they need to be won over to Jesus ’ kingdom is an act of love. And these are all part of the fruit of the spirit.
By cooperating with the Holy Ghost and showing love to the person who needs it, he may be broken.
For instance, someone who has not eaten food for many days will not be glad to hear you. But if you can show him love by making provision for him, the person you are speaking to may likely give you more attention than you can expect. And it’s very possible that if you tell the person about your God, he may quickly hand over his life to Jesus Christ as his lord and savior.
Developing the Fruit of the Spirit
To develop the fruits of the spirit, there is no one to turn to but the giver of the fruit of the Spirit — the Holy Spirit. He will lead you so that the fruit of the spirit will begin to be evident in your life.
For instance, if the Holy Spirit wants you to develop the fruit of love in your life, he may cause you to show love to another person who has despitefully treated you, or he may ask you to show love to someone who does not love you at all.
As you do that, you will notice that the fruit of love begins to show in your life. For instance, if the Holy Spirit wants to develop the fruit of patience in your life, he will teach you how to wait patiently until what God has promised you comes to pass.
If what he is working on in your life is to develop the fruit of kindness and patience, he may even allow people to anger you so that he will see your reaction.
The true mark of Christianity in your life is when God can manifest himself to reach out to the dying and the loss.
All the circumstances might not be really pleasant, yet if only you can allow the Holy Spirit to bring out the fruit of the spirit, you will learn to go beyond your flesh and please God.