God is blending up a fresh fruit smoothie

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Gal. 5:22

Paul starts out with the good stuff then plants “patience” in the middle, throws in four more good ones, and has to go and end the list with “self-control.” Some people approach the fruit of the Spirit like a cafeteria plan. It’s not. It’s God’s special blend of nine flavors that all have to be present to call it the “fruit of the Spirit.”

Lord, I want to keep drinking what You’re blending, make this Fruit what fuels my life.