Walking in the Spirit is a journey into what the Bible teaches about life in the Holy Spirit.

Main Text: Galatians 5:16-18

Watchword: The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. (Isaiah 11:2) NKJV

As believers, we have the indwelling Spirit of Christ, the Comforter who proceeds from the Father (John 15:26). He leads us into righteousness and produces His fruit in us as we yield to Him. (Galatians 5:22–23). As children of God, we are to submit to the will of God and walk in the Spirit.

To walk in the Spirit means that we yield to His control, we follow His lead, and we allow Him to exert His influence over us. To walk in the Spirit is the opposite of resisting Him or grieving Him (Ephesians 4:30). Jesus is Emmanuel, God with us, and the Holy Spirit is God in us. God’s desire for all believers is that we walk in the Spirit. (Galatians 5:25). In other words, the Spirit gave us life in the new birth (John 3:6), and we must continue to live, day by day, in the Spirit.

To walk in the Spirit is to be filled with the Spirit, and some results of the Spirit’s filling are joy, thankfulness, and singing. (Ephesians 5:18–20). When we walk in the Spirit we follow the Spirit’s lead, and He uses the Word of God for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in us righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16). Our whole way of life is lived according to the rule of the gospel, as the Spirit moves us toward obedience. When we walk in the Spirit, we find that the sinful appetites of the flesh have no more dominion over us.

Confession: Heavenly Father, thank You for the power to live my life in spirit and truth. Help me to listen to Your voice, submit to Your will, and be obedient to Your correction so that I can walk in the newness of life.
Prayer: Oh Lord, let Your Spirit guide my thoughts and mold me to be like Jesus in words and deeds.

Additional reading: Romans 8:4-5, 2 Corinthians 3:6, Romans 8:13.

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