I was listening to the radio lately. They were discussing how you know you’re a Christian. It wasn’t about how you become saved. It was about how you know you’re saved. For me it’s about the fruit.
I know how much I’ve changed. My actions have changed. My thought processes have changed. I’m definitely not perfect, but I’m not the person I was. That’s how I know.
The fruit of the Sprit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. You’ll notice that shame, guilt, and division are not listed there. It is my goal to make sure that the fruit I bear fits into that first list.