And I believe that is true for us today as well. It is God’s presence within me, the Holy Spirit, that makes me different from my neighbors and co-workers. And that is a distinguishing mark that should be evident to those around me who are not a part of God’s kingdom. They should be able to see God at work within us.
I express my heart and mind in words that are so often inadequate to express my thoughts. But I do not have to worry about the inadequacy of my words. The Holy Spirit is bringing my petitions to the Father in a very adequate fashion. Thanks to the Holy Spirit, the sufficiency of my prayer is not dependent on my own limited expression.
While many books on character development have been written, the most effective way to develop into people of real character is to walk with the Holy Spirit. When we do, the fruit of the Spirit will be obvious in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.