Galatians 5:25-26: Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.
Wow what a way to live! A life full of energy and vitality, a life lived with purpose, a life of interest and excitement! Being open to the unpredictable where it is less about me being in control and more about God guiding my life. So how do I live by the Spirit?
We this is the result of me drawing close to God. Through immersing myself in the Bible, I am learning, being challenged and growing as a Christian. I also need to have the right attitude, to pray that the Holy Spirit will lead me throughout my day. I need to be open to God’s leading, even if it takes me in an unusual direction!
The greek behind, ‘let us keep in step with the Spirit’ is talking about being ordered and disciplined in how we seek after the Spirit. It is not so much suggesting that it just happens, but that I have to set aside time and be disciplined about it.
At first I made the commitment to immerse myself in the Word, and as I did this I experienced the Spirit becoming active in my life! And the evidence of the Spirit being active is detailed in verse 22 of Galatians 5: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
As I draw closer to God I see more and more of this exhibited in my life, and I want much more of it in my life. How amazing it would be to fully live a life in step with the Spirit!
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