Walk by the Spirit, Step with the Spirit

Are you bored of your daily life? your daily routines? Are you not able to grow in Spirit? Here is the secret why we are not able lead a joyful and peaceful life and days and routines; we are missing some who really help us to be enthusiastic in our days and lives.

Walk By The Spirit

Look this verse: “This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.” Galatians 5:16

In the previous passage, Paul has spoken truth to the Galatian Christians. That truth applies to all Christians, even today. His plea is for believers not to waste their freedom in Christ on serving their own flesh, and their own selfish desires. Instead, he has told those free in Christ to serve each other in love. He is describing a life of self-sacrifice lived out in response to God’s love.You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh ; rather, serve one another humbly in love – For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Galatians 5:13‭-‬14

Now Paul begins to describe how to live in this way. After all, this kind of love does not come naturally. Not only do we resist giving up our own way, we often simply do not know how to love. Without the rules of the law to guide our every decision, how will we use our freedom in Christ to love each other?

Paul points to the only source of power and wisdom beyond ourselves who is the Holy Spirit of God. He revealed earlier in this letter that the Spirit comes to live in the hearts of every one of God’s sons and daughters: “Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “ Abba, Father.” Galatians 4:6. Now Paul tells us to use this freedom in to access the power of God’s Spirit in our hearts in our everyday lives. He tells us, literally, to walk, and keep on walking, by the Spirit’s power and guidance.

Again, the picture Paul will paint is about setting aside our own power and relying on God’s. In the same way we could not fulfill the law by our own effort, Paul tells us to quit trying to serve each other in love by our own ways. The Spirit of God in us is available and willing to help us to serve one another humbly in love. And if we live by spirit let us walk by Spirit also

Step With The Spirit

Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit Galatians 5:25

Paul has been describing what it looks like to live as one who is free in Christ. He has been clear that this is not a freedom to do whatever feels good. It is not a freedom to simply indulge in trying to satisfy all our sinful desires. On the contrary, true salvation—and freedom from the Old Testament’s ritual law—is freedom from being controlled by our sinful desires. How? Just as we needed an external source, Jesus, to pay for our sin, we also need an external source of power, the Holy Spirit, to overcome our sinful desires and lead us in the right direction.

Paul has written, when we “walk by” Galatians 5:16 and are “led by” Galatians 5:18 the Spirit. The picture he paints is not one of possession in the sense that the Spirit takes us over and does whatever He wants. We are not spiritual robots, or puppets who suddenly lack free will. Instead the picture is one of Christians using our will to allow God’s Spirit to set the direction we will go.

It’s a mysterious idea than none of us fully understand, but the way Paul describes it in this verse is helpful. He says living by the Spirit involves keeping in step with the Spirit. It involves adjusting our pace to match the pace and direction the Spirit is leading. In other words, it involves submitting to God’s way, but we are still the one taking each next step.

This will not happen automatically. It is something we must choose from day to day. In fact, we must often to choose to give the lead to the Spirit moment by moment as we follow after Christ. So let us walk by the Spirit, since we live by the spirit let us keep in step with Spirit day by day and enjoy our each day with Christ.

Published by Edison Anto

Compassionate in preaching, training, writing and creative with Innovations. Gained excellent knowledge in construction management, projects and portfolio, engineering, music etc.

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