But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law – Galatians 5:22-23
The attraction of a device is in its features. For example, in choosing a new phone handset, you want to know what its features are. You want to know all that device is capable of. In your journey of life in Christ, some of the things to be acquainted with are your “features”; what do you have in you? What are the features of this new life you’ve received in your spirit?
You’re God’s handiwork, His excellently crafted masterpiece (Ephesians 2:10), and there’re specific features that are peculiar to you, such as love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance. These are the “features” of your recreated human spirit. The fact that they’re described as “fruits” in our opening verse lets you know they’re things you can develop, and grow in your life! You can multiply their power and usefulness.
Many people never care about the features of their devices; they only use the most basic ones, and therefore don’t enjoy the device to its full potential. For example, the love of God is in you; put it to work at all times. Love is victorious over all circumstances; therefore, walk in love, and you’ll always win, because love-power is the greatest power there is.
There’re more features in you; study the Word to know them and put them to work. 1 John 4:4 for example says, “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” This means you’re victorious over the world, and you’ve overcome the wicked one and the evil spirits of darkness; including all the negativities of life, because the Greater One lives in you.
As you study the Word, you’ll discover the magnificent qualities of your recreated human spirit. We can live an extraordinary life through the knowledge of Him who has called us to glory and excellence.
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I know who I am. I’m a Christ-in-you person! I’m conscious of the inherent features of the God-life in my spirit! I’ve been fashioned for glory, beauty and excellence; I bring forth good things today, because my heart is a treasury of blessings.
Further Study: Matthew 12:35; 1 John 5:4