But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Galatians 5:22
It was this verse that shook me a few months ago, I realized I was exhibiting none of these. So where was my life rooted? What story was I living out? How could I claim to be a daughter of God, yet not resemble Him? If I wasn't bearing these fruits, then what was I filled with- it wasn't the Holy Spirit.
I needed to get into Gods word-NOW! I felt overwhelmed, I didn't know where to start; the Bible is huge! So I began a plan from my YouVersion app, then another! And currently find myself studying about and participating in this season of Lent.
Since then I have seen myself begin to embody more of these fruits, and it feels good to have confirmation that God has refilled my heart.