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Keep in Step

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

How can I walk with a God that I cannot see with my eyes or touch with my hands?  This is a question that often keeps us from having a connection with God.  The answer is found in faith —we are to walk by faith and not by sight.  So first we must believe in God, that He is and that He will reward us if we seek Him.  (Hebrews 11:1,6)  First we seek Him in salvation, this is believing that God wants to walk with us so much that He gave Jesus to die for our sin, be buried, and then rise again for our justification.  (Romans 4:25)  It is by faith in Jesus that we start this walk.  (John 1:12, Galatians 3:26, Romans 10:9,10).  It is through acknowledging and trusting in the Holy Spirit that we stay on track with God.  (Proverbs 3:5,6)

Sometimes we start well but then find ourselves wandering around instead of keeping in step with God.  Why?  I think it has to do with how we define living.  (Romans 8:1-11, Galatians 5:16-26) If we think that life is working to get all that we want then we pursue those things and spend our energy, resources, and time to get them.  However, if we believe that life is found in a relationship with God – then we pursue Him.  The Bible promises that when we seek God we will find Him. (Jeremiah 29:13, Deuteronomy 4:29)  The tragedy is that many times we get confused and lost, chasing things down paths that lead to destruction instead of life.  

So here is the key —realize that the life that we all seek is found in walking with God, through Jesus, led by the Spirit.  Start walking with God by walking away from sin, believing in Jesus to find real abundant, eternal life.  (John 10:10)  Stay on course by acknowledging the Holy Spirit and trusting Him to lead you in the best direction.  Then you can experience a consistent walk with God where you will enjoy peace, love, joy, patience, kindness, goodness, and faithfulness.  You don’t have to wander aimlessly – God has given us His Spirit to guide us – He is at work in us!  Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.  Galatians 5:25 NLT

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June 24, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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