Galatians 5:22-25 (NLT)
22But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness, and self-control. Here there is no conflict with the law. 24Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. 25If we are living now by the Holy Spirit, let us follow the Holy Spirit's leading in every part of our lives.
Here in these verses the apostle lists out the results of what the Holy Spirit produces in the life of the Christian: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Notice some would be blessings for the believer, while other fruits would be used to serve others. When it mentions there is no conflict with the law, it is talking about “all” the Mosaic Law, which would be showing love for God. All of these fruits allow for the love of others through Christ. We have become the executioners, denying our passions and desires, nailing them to the cross with Jesus. If we have accepted Christ into our lives we need to allow the Holy Spirit to work freely, unhampered by sin.
Who desires more for ourselves than our own self? The bible tells us there is a constant battle taking place where our flesh is always against the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit dwells inside our bodies, our fallen, imperfect, unsanctified human bodies. Jesus is Lord over our hearts, but still the Holy Spirit battles for mastery over the evil power within our members that is bend on mischief. It is our body, but His temple. He remains to battle for us even though He is under attack. The Holy Spirit is the Author of all the holy works in us. We need to learn to hold back the flesh and allow the Holy Spirit to do its work freely in our lives. Pray that God would give the Holy Spirit freedom in your life. Pray that fleshly desires would be bound and put side. Thank Jesus for His love and kindness.