As a follower of Christ, the spiritual fruit I bear can be developed in a couple of ways.
which is of course the things that I do and what I accomplish for God.
It's good to do,
but we shouldn't put too much stock in trusting that alone.
is a far better indicator of what is happening in our spiritual life.
The proper attitudes, the influence of His love, joy, peace, patience,
kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness
How we act on the inside,
our inward attitude eventually will start to have and affect
on our outward behavior.
In changing our inward attitudes,
(changing how we think and live)
something can't help but change in our behavior.
In allowing the Holy Spirit to work in our lives,
getting focused on growing in God's Word,
we will begin to notice changes in
how we think and what we chose to do.
What's happening in our hearts is the fruits of the Spirit seeping outward.
It's what truly shows others what it is that sets us apart as different in this world.
It's a challenge to succeed daily,
we are facing a constant battle with outside influences.
The goal is to be listening to God's direction and applying His Word to our lives.
By doing so
we will grow and mature,
which will change
our actions and our attitudes.
What is setting you apart from the rest of the world?
I challenge you to find the area you are weakest in
study all you can find
on that one topic.
If you lack self control,
look up all you can find in your Bible on self control
and so on with whatever other area you
need work on.
need work on.
One of my favorite reminders of how I live my life
Am I able to share God without saying a word?
This is what Echos from my heart today ~