“If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit” (Gal. 5:25 NKJ).
If you have also ever wondered why life as described in the scriptures is different from your daily experiences, then the verse above has a lot of answers for you. There are two distinct but related dimensions of our lives described above: “living in the Spirit” and “walking in the Spirit.”
The reason why our lives do not spontaneously become glorious once we are born again is because there is a difference between living and walking in the Spirit.
Living in the Spirit describes the realm in which your spirit man dwells. Your walk in the Spirit describes how you conduct your life here and now. If the principles of the Spirit where you dwell control your words, actions, and thoughts, then you are walking in the Spirit. Yet it is possible to live in the Spirit and not walk by the Spirit. This is the cause of the frustrations and disappointments many Christians have. The joys, victories, and blessings of the Christian life on the earth are not because we live in the Spirit, but because we walk in the Spirit. You will go to heaven because you believed in Christ and have entered into the realm of the Spirit. However, if you want to experience prosperity, health, or freedom here and now on the earth, then you must walk in the Spirit.
Take a moment to think and deeply ponder Ga. 5:25 above. Personalize it and declare it to yourself again and again.
APPLY THE WORD
Until we learn to allow the Spirit of God to control our lives, there is no hope for any victory for us here on the earth. The Word is the manual for life in the Spirit. What controls you at home, work, church, etc.? Will you choose the Spirit’s control today?
Ask the Spirit to assist you to cultivate your walk with Him.
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