I think I started out loving my wife for how she made me feel about myself. It grew into loving her for she is. As we have walked together my love for her comes from how I experience and see God in her. We are being formed into the image of Christ daily.
I am thinking out loud… but if we are being formed into the image of Christ, how should it effect the way we relate to each other? Just a simple thought, I think it should make us hunger to know God more. When we spend time with each other it should bring questions and wonder that only God can answer. Their should be something about the way we relate that should create a longing for something more.
Our lives of abnormal love, joy, kindness, peace, patient self-control, goodness, faithfulness and gentleness should stand out. I call it abnormal because that is not what is normal in the lives that I see. Learn to walk freely and lightly with Christ, as others see the face of God in you.
The Fruit of the Holy Spirit is nine attributes of a Christian life according to Paul in his Letter to the Galatians “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Galatians 5:22-23