Walk In The Spirit

Walk In The Spirit

Galatians 5:16 KJV “This I say then, WALK in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.”

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WALK : Strong’s Definition, Strong’s Number G4043

“From G4012 and G3961; to tread all around that is walk at large (especially as proof of ability); figuratively to live deport oneself follow (as a companion or votary): – go be occupied with walk (about).”

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Walking in the Spirit means, “To deport oneself,” to the Spirit? To live with the Spirit or be absent from all and be in the presence of the Holy Spirit? It also means, “To tread all around and to follow the Holy Spirit like a companion. Yes, this is what walking in the Spirit entails. Many who have come to Christ know exactly what this means. When they came to the Lord the Holy Spirit took them on a journey where it was just Him and them. They found rest for their souls as Jesus promised. (Matthew 11:28-30). Who does not feel refreshed when they get alone with the Spirit and engage in the things of God? The more we get away and are caught up in spiritual matters; study of the word, meditation and application of God’s word, prayer, spreading the gospel, doing good deeds, etcetera, we will not satisfy the desires of the flesh. (Galatians 5:19-21)

THE GREATEST PURSUIT

The same way a guy pursues a woman we must pursue the Spirit.😊 When you first fell in love were you ever too busy for that girl/guy? No. So how are we too busy for Bible study? Or for Prayer?🤔 When you were out in public with your girl or guy were you ashamed to be seen with them? No. Some of us wanted the world to know, “Hey, this is my girlfriend! My fiancé! My husband! My wife!” So why would we be ashamed to be seen in public with Jesus? Why would we be ashamed of spreading the good news of salvation through the love of our life Jesus Christ? Why would we not want to tell the world, “Hey, this is my LORD and Savior, His name is Jesus?”😊 (Luke 9:26) 

When your girlfriend told you her favorite ice cream flavor was vanilla did you not go out and buy her 2 gallons of vanilla ice cream?🍨😊 So when Jesus tells us His favorite flavor is LOVE why would we not try to please Him? When Jesus tells us he likes a scoop of LOVE with 2 scoops of FORGIVENESS on top, and then some chocolate syrup COMPASSION poured on top why would we not rush to give Him what He wants? Could it be that we are we falling away and are lukewarm? Are we falling out of love with Jesus?🤔 Guess what? Jesus’ love for us is so strong HE WILL FORGIVE US and restore our relationship with Him if we repent.😊

Walking in the spirit is an active decision and lifestyle. One must choose regularly to get away from all distractions and be occupied with the things of God. We must follow Him all around as our companion, pursuing Him and how to please Him. Then we will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

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