We all see and experience God a bit differently and that's okay as long as we can agree on the underlying principles which define him. Love, mercy, forgiveness, truth, peace, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, etc. We can't very well bring about the fruit of the spirit without the spirit. 


We are all a product of our experiences to some degree which makes us so different. Our perception of those experiences and what we believe about them affect our spiritual condition. Our current beliefs set us up to make decisions, which set us up to be in situations (who we spend time with, where we spend time), which affect our experiences, which influence our spiritual, mental, emotional, social, and physical condition. What we eat, what inward dialogue we use to bring us down or build us up, how much sleep we get, where we work, whether we engage in seeking God or not, are all things we in large part choose to do. All those choices based on personal preferences gathered from our experiences have consequences.