On this Spirit-Led Life Challenge, I am finding that rather than seeking after more of the fruit of the Holy Spirit, I am much better off seeking after the Holy Spirit himself. God is the ultimate embodiment of all the characteristics I am seeking to have more of in my life. And as I read His Word, spend time in prayer, and live and walk in His presence, these characteristics become a side-effect of my relationship with Him.
I believe God wants to give me joy. Greater joy than what I've ever experienced! But if I only seek after joy (or any other blessing He promises to me) I will miss out on the best part of seeking God- knowing Him! Knowing God and walking in His Spirit daily is the greatest joy this life offers. I encourage you today to not only seek after the benefits God offers, such as His indescribable joy, but seek after God Himself- the source and center of true JOY!