I bet you didn't know there were 9 things you needed to be a good Christian.
Now, there is nothing like a specific number attached to something to turn a Christian legalistic, is there? I'm certainly not trying to do that. It is simply my hope that I can somehow help you see the type of things needed in the believer's life.
As the Bible is our guide, I turn now to its scriptures to know the secret to living a fulfilling and potent life:
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law (Galatians 5:22-23).
See the 9 things you need for a successful Christian life? If you have these, then you display the fruit of the Spirit. If you do not have these things...well, we should start praying now. I will be writing more extensively about these 9 issues in the coming weeks.
Here they are again in short form:
What areas are you strong in? In what areas are you weak?