The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23 NIV
As the Holy Spirit, symbolized by the dove, flows around and within us, he empowers us in ways that we may resist or choose. The green color and plant images represent our growth when we respond to the Spirit's mysterious nudge and choose God's way.
"What happens when we live God's way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard-things like affection for others (love), exuberance about life (joy), serenity (peace). We develop a willingness to stick with things (patience) a sense of compassion in the heart (kindness) and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people (goodness). We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments (faithfulness), not needing to force our way in life (gentleness), able to marshal and direct our energies wisely (self-control)." Galatians 5:22-23, The Message.
We give glory to God who gives us the gift of the Holy Spirit.