Galatians 5 tells us the "fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control." Just imagine how different things would be if our lives were filled with these qualities.... Our marriages. Relationships with family and friends. Our country.
In this series, Pastor Skyler reminds us we cannot will our way--on our own--to be more like God. We can't chant our way to enduring peace or white-knuckle our way to unwavering patience. A lasting experience of the fruit of the Spirit comes from this simple picture in John 15: Jesus is the vine, we are the branches.What your heart craves is not found in other people or circumstances. The answer? Stay connected to Jesus and do what the Bible says.