Christ dwells in us. We are not our own. Living by the Fruit of the Spirit is a lifestyle conviction.
~ LISA BLAIR
Christ lives in us through the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit dwells in us. He leads us and directs us if we are in tune with Him. Becoming in tune takes time. We must train ourselves to think differently. We must monitor our actions. We must know the Bible. We should make the effort everyday to please Him by radiating love. We should become familiar with the Fruit of the Spirit. It’s a journey that I’ve been on for some time, but recognizing that I am crucified with Christ means I must acquire the same traits as Christ. I had to learn to identify my actions and deeds (behavior) as part of the Fruit of the Spirit. While this practice begins to separate us from mistreating others, we are still sinners and have to be alert at all times. Our walk is a life long process, one that we agreed to when we received Christ as our Lord and Savior and invited the Holy Spirit to live in us.
The Fruit of the Spirit teaches us the behaviors we should use involuntarily in our day-to-day life as we grow in Christ. Learning the Fruit of the Spirit is important because 1) it frames who we are, and 2) it frames our walk in the eyes of others. The question is – are you familiar with the Fruit of the Spirit? Can you name them? What do they mean to you?
Being crucified in Christ brings responsibility.