Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Note that the fruit in the life of the believer is not self made; it comes from The Spirit of God Who dwells within them. This fruit then is not of this world. It is not the product of human hands or human personality. It comes from God above.

Take note of the fact that this fruit is both singular as well as composite. In other words, there is the singular fruit of love, joy, etc., but that singular fruit does not operate apart from all the rest. They are all verbs, which means that they are measurable. They can be seen. They can be felt. They are the overflow of the Presence of The Spirit of God within us. Thus, the fruit is what I would call relational fruit. It is the visible manifestation of our abiding in The Lord Jesus Christ. The branches that bear fruit are branches that abide in Christ.

Understand, beloved, that bearing fruit in our lives is not our pursuit of trying to be more loving or more patient or more gentle. This kind of life only leads to more frustration and more guilt. The key to fruit-bearing is by passionately pursuing The Lord Jesus, with the overflow being a life that supernaturally brings forth the fruit of The Spirit to the glory of The Father. The fruit of The Spirit is not a personal accomplishment. It is the visible evidence that I am abiding in Jesus. Selah