Galatians 5:22-23 says, But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is not law".

What happens when we are called to love the unlovable?  What if we don't have the patience required?  What if joy is not within our reach?  If the Spirit lives in us so also should these attributes, but I will be the first to admit my own failures.  However, God does not call me to live by the Spirit without the Spirit. 

Galatians 5:25 says, "If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit". 

My ability to love is based on the power in me, not in my own ability (thankfully).  The more I am filled with the spirit and surrender my own identity, the more my fruit increases and thus the ability to live as Christ lived, with love, joy, peace, patience, etc.   

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