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Evidence of the Spirit

Posted: August 25, 2016

"And God has given us his Spirit as proof that we live in him and he in us." - 1 John 4:13

Have you ever wondered if or how people know you're a follower of Christ? Maybe it's that you do or don't do something that they do. Or maybe it's because you go to church or are just a nice person. The Bible tells us, though, that people will know us by the fruit we bear. And the fruit of God's Spirit is all the evidence needed to demonstrate our commitment to Christ.

God's Spirit speaking to us and through us is evidence of God in us. And the fruit of God's Spirit is evidence of the Spirit in us as well.

When people interact with you or I, they should sense love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control from you. If they sense anything contrary to these things, then we are probably not displaying God's Spirit.

Let's be known for the fruit of God's Spirit. Let's show the world what real love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control looks like. 

Lord, I recognize that I can't do anything apart from you, but can do anything with you by my side. And I recognize the need for you to be displayed in everything I do and say. Lord, help me to honor, exalt, and glorify you in what I say and do, by living out these fruit of the Spirit. In Jesus' name, amen.