Gentleness

Typically linked to humility and meekness. Therefore, it is strength under control. It is called the grace of the soul and is grace provided to our souls by the presence of the Holy Spirit. Gentleness being closely linked to humility means it’s not self-seeking and not just solely based on its own self-interest. Rather itContinue reading “Gentleness”

Faithfulness

This speaks of a reliable and steadfast nature that is rooted in following through with what we say we will do and in staying committed to the cause whatever that may be. It requires being focused, trustworthy and loyal to the cause. We achieve this by staying committed and in continued submission to Christ andContinue reading “Faithfulness”

Goodness

Having an uprightness of heart that is reflected in our actions and develops into excellence of character such that we pursue righteousness and can perform good deeds. This can sometimes be synonymous with kindness but essentially anything that is morally right and beneficial. In Philippians, Paul gives parting words to the church saying; The GospelContinue reading “Goodness”

Patience

Our capacity to withstand delay, challenging situations or suffering with endurance and perseverance while exhibiting good attitudes to God and our fellow men during this period. Some of the result of the fruit of patience in our lives is that we are transformed beyond comprehension. People no longer see us but see Christ at workContinue reading “Patience”

Peace

An inner quietness and trust in God’s sovereignty even in the midst of any situation, such that we are made complete and whole in Him. There are two forms of biblical peace. Objective peace relates to our relationship with God and is restored through the person of Jesus Christ. Subjective peace is related to ourContinue reading “Peace”

Joy

JOY is the gladness and delight that causes us to exude a positive and optimistic outlook despite our external circumstances. Joy is usually greatly linked to the level of hope we carry within ourselves. The Holy Spirit at work in us can work out joy that knows no bounds. This isn’t an emotion like happinessContinue reading “Joy”

Love

In order to fully utilize and walk boldly into the new year, seeking elevation and conquering new territories we cannot pour new wine into old sheep skin. Our inner nature must be continually transformed by a daily encounter with the Holy Spirit. The fruit of the Spirit are essentially the tell-tale signs in the lifeContinue reading “Love”