In chapter five of Galatians, Paul writes to the church encouraging them if they walk in the Spirit, fleshly pleasures will not satisfy them but when we live by the Spirit we will produce the fruit of the Spirit. This fruit is what we should strive for in our daily lives through walking with the Lord and spending time in his Word.
I struggle with all of these at one time or another, especially patience, gentleness, and self-control (just ask my family!). I can count on one hand the people I know who consistently show all the fruit in their daily lives. I recently lost one from my family. Last week we said good-bye to my Nanny Barb. She was my step dad’s mother who showed us what a Proverbs 31 wife looked like and someone who walked in step with the Lord.