The fruit of his goodness

How can we measure the goodness of the Lord?

Is it even possible? With the rich abundance of all that he supplies, it would take a lifetime and then some to count the blessings God bestows. One that stands out in particular is the bountiful harvest of fruit and produce.

God’s fruit—that is, the fruit of his spirit—is even more special. His spirit is a delightful blend of love along with joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control—all in one.

We don’t have to stress or strive to grow this fruit in our lives. Its genesis is from the Holy Spirit working inside each believer as we are continually sanctified. While steeped in Christ and abiding in his word, we receive wisdom above and beyond our own capabilities because the Lord is doing the increase in our lives. God’s work, combined with our yielded hearts, produces fruit that brings Him the glory.

We may not be able to grow a fruit tree on our own, but with the Lord by our side, our lives can become a cornucopia of fruitful abundance.