Gal 5:22-23 the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
Over the weekend we had the Fruit of the Spirit VBS. During the first song I remember someone saying, “That’s what I need; self-control!”
My response was you start with love!
The fruit of the Spirit is a staircase.
What you will need first is love! You cannot have kindness or gentleness without it. You can’t have joy or peace if you have hate.
Love is the key – the first step to the fruit of the Spirit.
Self-control is last on the list. Before you will attain it completely you will have to have things like patience, faithfulness, and gentleness. Self-control is not possible without them.
The great thing is the fruit of the Spirit is not dependent on others. You can have it without any help and despite any opposition. It’s all about your personal relationship and availability to the Holy Spirit.
John 15:8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.
Abba, I want to be an orchard of good fruit for You! In Jesus name, YES&AMEN