But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23
By now you’ve already broken any New Year’s resolution you vowed you’d never break. It happens every year.
I’ve got a much better resolution for you. Do you see that list of the fruit of the Spirit above? Those attributes are just waiting to be applied to your life.
Resolve in 2010 to single out one of those attributes and go forward through the year with the mindset that you will hone in on that quality and exemplify it throughout the year. It doesn’t mean that you’ll let the other eight qualities go, but that you will emphasize one. I know, we’re supposed to do all of those things, but you focus on one of those and the others will line up right behind. For instance, you can’t be peaceful and not be joyful or loving. Fortunately you’ll have someone to assist you, the Holy Spirit, since those qualities are a fruit of the Spirit. Ask the Spirit of God to help you with that quality. He will.
So here’s the ultimate goal: to have one of the fruit of the Spirit in a greater capacity than you did in 2009. Again, if you need help, He will help.