IF quotes are from Amy Carmichael, who was a Protestant Christian missionary that served in India for 55 years without furlough and wrote many books about the missionary work there.
FRUIT in the Christian's Life
God's plan for Christians is to bear fruit in their lives.
John 15:16 NLT - "You didn't choose Me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit..."
Consider these passages to identify the FRUIT God wants to produce in each believer:
Galatians 5:22,23 NLT - "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!"
I call these aspects of the Fruit of the Spirit the FRUIT OF A CHRISTLIKE CHARACTER.
Colossians 1:10 NKJV - "That you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God."
I call this the FRUIT OF CHRISTLIKE CONDUCT. And what you see is that you need to start with a good CHARACTER to produce good CONDUCT! But this also leads to another kind of fruit:
Colossians 1:6 NLT - "This same Good News that came to you is going out all over the world. It is bearing fruit everywhere by changing lives..."
I call this the FRUIT OF CHRISTLIKE CONVERTS. As the Christians' CHARACTER is conformed to Christ their CONDUCT will have influence of the world around
them leading the unsaved to be CONVERTED to the Lord. Paul spoke of this kind of fruit in Romans 1:13. Take time to read this.
A CHRISTLIKE CHARACTER leads to CONDUCT and a CHRISTLIKE CONDUCT leads to winning CONVERTS for the Lord.