In this post, you are going to discover how to develop the fruits of the Spirit in 5 simple ways that will help you exhibit all the 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit Galatians 5:23 talks about.
The fruits of the Spirit are very important in the Christian life of every true believer who is genuinely born again as they signify that you are a new creation in Christ Jesus with the new nature.
Having the fruits of the Spirit is what differentiates a person who’s truly born gain from a person who is not who otherwise will manifest the works of the flesh Galatians 5:19-21 talks about.
The fruits of the Holy Spirit are an integral part of what it means to be a true Christian. I believe that God has given us the Holy Spirit to guide us, teach us, and give us strength in the things we face.
With that said, let’s look at how to develop the fruits of the Spirit that will differentiate you from a true follower of our Lord Jesus Christ from a fake follower who is not born again yet with references to bible verses in both the old testament t and the new testament.
5 Ways Of Developing The Fruits Of The Spirit.
Below are the 5 effective ways to develop the fruits of the Holy Spirit that will help you be a true Christians who is heaven-ready.
- Be Truly Born Again.
- Read God’s Word Daily.
- Ask To Be Filled By The Holy Spirit.
- Develop A Strong Prayer Life.
- Practice Them Daily.
1. Be Truly Born Again.
If you want to develop the fruits of the Holy Spirit in your life is that the first thing you need to do is that you need to be truly born again as Jesus Christ commands in John 3:1-5.
The reason for this is because being born again is what will enable you to experience the new birth and have the new nature of Christ Jesus in you that is created in His likeness that will make you a new creation in Him.
However, if you are not truly born again yet, you will still have the old nature of sin you are born with that will make you naturally manifest the works of the flesh Galatians 5:19-21 talks about due to our fallen nature.
Moreover, when you become born again and your inner man is regenerated by the Holy Spirit, your old sinful self is gotten rid of and is replaced with the new nature of Christ that will enable you to walk after the Spirit and not the flesh.
It’s this new nature of Jesus Christ you get when you become truly born again that will enable you to have the fruits of the Spirit that can only be in your life if you have the new birth experience that comes when you become born again.
2. Read God’s Word Daily.
The second thing you need to do to develop the fruits of the Holy Spirit, which are love, patience, gentleness, long-suffering, etc., is that you need to develop the habit of reading God’s word daily.
Reading God’s word daily in your Christian life is what will help you develop your Christian faith as a believer and help you grow and develop your spiritual life.
2 Peter 3:18 tells us that we must grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ which can only happen if you read your bible daily or attend bible study.
When you read God’s word daily, His word will also cleanse you daily from anything that God deems sinful in your life as his word is like water that cleanses us as believers which is why Ephesians 5:26 tells us that we are cleansed by His word which is the living water.
So, if you don’t read God’s word daily, you need to start today if you want spiritual growth in your life rather than wasting time on social media reading useless things that won’t even help you grow in the Lord.
3. Ask To Be Filled By The Holy Spirit.
The third thing you need to do in your Christian life as a believer to develop the fruits of the Holy Spirit that will help you live a life of holiness and righteousness characterized by the love and gentleness of Christ is you need to be filled with God’s Spirit.
Being filled by the Holy Spirit is what will enable you to manifest all the 9 fruits of the Spirit Galatians 5:22,23 talks about which are love, joy, gentleness, etc., and help you not to fulfill the lusts and desires of the flesh your sinful nature comes with.
If you don’t have the Holy Spirit in your life, the above 9 fruits of the Spirit will be nowhere to be seen in your life as it’s the Holy Spirit that’s responsible for regenerating you from the inside and doing away with your old sinful nature that makes you carnal in nature.
On the other hand, if you are not saved but want to be so and be filled with the Holy Spirit, you need to be saved and be baptized as Acts 2:38 tells us so that you can have your sins forgiven and receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
If you are saved but haven’t received the Holy Spirit yet, all you need is to ask Jesus Christ to impart you with His Holy Spirit that will help you to be like Him or get baptized if you are not baptized yet.
4. Develop A Strong Prayer Life.
Another thing you need to do to develop the fruits of the Spirit in your Christian life is you need to develop and have a strong prayer life if you don’t have one which is an important spiritual fruit you need to live a victorious Christian life.
Prayer is vital in your Christian life as a believer because prayer helps you grow spiritually and makes you spiritually stronger in the spiritual things of God, which is why we are told to pray without ceasing in 1 Thessalonians 5:16.
If you have a weak prayer life, you won’t be able to fully develop these fruits of the Spirit such as love, gentleness, peace, faithfulness, patience, goodness, self-control, and peace. Instead, the flesh and its evil works will dominate you.
On the other hand, if you have a strong prayer life, you will be able to overcome the flesh that makes you do all manner of sinful things that gratify it.
So, if your prayer life has been weak, it explains why you are not able to overcome certain sinful desires of the flesh you have that are making you fall into sin every now and then. If so, you need to ask God to revive your prayer life so that your flesh doesn’t overcome you.
5. Practice Them Daily.
Last but not least, to develop the fruits of the Holy Spirit which are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control Galatians 5:22,23 talks about is you need to practice them daily in your Christian life.
One of the ways you can practice these fruits of the Spirit is by selflessly serving others in love and kindness especially your fellow brothers and sisters in the Lord by bearing their burdens.
You can’t say you have the Fruits of the Spirit such as faithfulness, agape love, or gentleness in your life if you are not practicing them or living by them which you must do if you claim to be a true Christian.
Sadly, most people don’t practice these fruits of the Spirit such as love due to their selfishness and self-centeredness which has made most people even in the church today be full of themselves.
One of the greatest commandments God has given us is to love others as we love ourselves (Mark 12:31) which is not the case with many so-called Christians today, sadly. As a true Christian, you need live by these fruits if you claim to be God’s child.
I hope the above post on how to develop the fruits of the Spirit will help you have these 9 essential fruits of the Holy Spirit that every truly born-again Christian needs to have.
Remember, being genuinely born again is the first thing you need to do to have the fruit of the Spirit in your life if you are not born again yet which I encourage you to do today.
In closing, if this post edified you to develop the fruit of the Spirit, let me know in the comments below, and don’t forget to share before you leave. Stay blessed.
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