THE FRUIT OF GOD'S SPIRIT
When you become a Christian and the Spirit of God shows up in your life, He begins to purify your heart, your mind, your words, and your actions. Ultimately, God's Spirit always produces 'good fruit.' According to Galatians 5:22-23 these 'fruit' or character qualities look like this:
"The fruit of the (Holy) Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness,and self-control.”
The fruit of the Holy Spirit are all light. The fruit of God’s Spirit are all love. Notice that every one of these qualites are positive. Every quality that God's Spirit creates is good.
How do we discern good fruit? Fruit are primarily revealed two ways:
1. Your words
2. Your actions
If your spirit is connected to the Holy Spirit, then your words and actions will align with His words and actions and they will consistently look something like this:
These fruit (or qualities) are ultimately words and actions that always create and sustain love and life.