“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!” (Galatians 5:22-23).
The presence of the Holy Spirit in the life of a Christian is what differentiates him from the world. Every kingdom citizen has a seal of God’s Spirit that makes him/her a victor over life and the devil. The ministry of the Holy Spirit in our lives involves being our counsellor, helper, advocate, strength, intercessor and stand-by power whenever we get to our limit.
Apart from these, He always produces in us godly characters. He gives us peace in the mist of a troubled world. He produces in us the God-kind of love that never fails. A love that is never proud, hurtful, angry, etc. There is a goodness that only a Spirit-filled person can give. The world cannot give these things. And the truth is you cannot have all these qualities without Him.
You and I need to depend on the Holy Spirit to develop the traits already in us. All we need is to daily work on ourselves to express what the Holy Spirit within can produce through us. Patience is a virtue. You have it, but you need to yield to the Holy Spirit to be able to express it.
Let me talk to someone now: never make the mistake of marrying that man/woman Just because he is “nice”. Niceness is not the fruit of the Holy Spirit. If he/she is not born again, he/she has a 100% potential to disappoint you. A child of God might not be perfect yet, but the capacity to be a “devil” someday has been removed from him/her. Time will refine such a person. To marry an unbeliever is to have the devil as a father-in-law. Think again.
We all need to yield daily to the Holy Spirit to express the very perfect life we have within. #BeInspired.