When I told someone how kind I thought she was, she responded with a miraculous comment. She told me how kind she thought I was as well!
Now I can promise you that for many years despite any desire to be loving and kind much of the time due to my endless sin I was anything but loving and kind!
Though I still fall short and need to repent before God and to apologize to people when necessary, on the whole I am a loving and kind person.
But I can take no credit. Love and kindness are FRUIT of the HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD. When we believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and genuinely surrender our lives to His rule and reign in us, then the HOLY SPIRIT lives in us and PRODUCES FRUIT IN AND THROUGH US!
Fruit like love and kindness! So in essence it is JESUS at work IN US! It is JESUS at work THROUGH US! It is the LOVE AND KINDNESS OF GOD pouring THROUGH US!
We produce the FRUIT OF JESUS! Like kindness and love!
Surrender yourself wholly to God and His ways and watch how He bears FRUIT THROUGH YOU! Glory be to the Lord forever and ever, AMEN!
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23 NKJV
“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth),” Ephesians 5:8-9 NKJV
“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20 NKJV