If you’re on Facebook, you may have seen the meme of the father passing parts of himself to his son. It’s a striking image to me. Would that more fathers gave the gift of themselves, piece by piece, to their sons (and daughters too!).

But it also struck me that God wants to do the same thing. After all, His Holy Spirit lives within every believer to enable us to bear the “fruit of the Spirit.” Every fruit is an attribute of God Himself. From Galatians 5, we see the fruits enumerated as love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. And how are we to manifest these attributes of God? The same chapter tells us that if we walk in the Spirit, we won’t be walking in the flesh. Walking in the Spirit is done by faith. By believing God’s Word. By doing God’s Word. Read more