Imagine one incredibly perfect fruit that combines the very best characteristics of all your favorites. What would it taste like, look like, smell like, and feel like. It would be enticing and irresistible. Who wouldn’t want to try fruit like that?
God wants to develop that same kind of special fruit in the lives of all of His children, including you! He wants to cultivate the fruit of the Spirit inside of you so that it becomes so appealing that others will want it too.
What fruit am I talking about? Not the type of natural fruit that we can grow ourselves; but rather supernatural fruit that is produced in us and shared through us. The type of fruit that Paul described to the church in Galatia: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. But not the kind that the world has to offer. The type that only God can offer: unconditional love, unimaginable joy, indescribable peace, unsurpassed kindness and goodness, unwavering faithfulness, unequalled gentleness, and amazing self-control.
This incredibly, wonderful batch of fruit grew and flourished in the life of Christ and if we are to be His followers then the same type of fruit should be evident in our lives too. But how do we accomplish that in real life? We’re only human after all. How can we emulate Jesus in this way?
Not by the flesh, that’s positively certain. Our only hope of emulating Christ in this way is through the power and the presence of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Thus, this study is designed to help us understand how to cultivate and share supernatural fruit.
It is our prayer that God will use this series to light fires in the hearts of believers around the world, to awaken them to the awesome and mighty power of the indwelling Holy Spirit who equips, empowers and enables them to be bold and courageous witnesses for Christ.
May the Fruit of the Spirit blossom and grow prolifically in your lives!