Choices, Paul

Walking in the Spirit

This morning I went to a bible study. We read the book of Galatians. A few verses popped out at me. There is a scripture verse about walking in the Spirit. How do you walk in the Spirit? I think that you have to wake up and pray that God fills you with the Holy Spirit. We all have weaknesses. Our weaknesses can be big or small. We all fight the urge to do as we wish. We should walk in the Spirit, so we do not fulfill the temptations of the flesh. We have to fight our sin tendencies with the Holy Spirit. We have to wake up and pray that God will pour the Holy Spirit on us. When the Holy Spirit is within us, the Holy Spirit can fight off our human wants and desires. Our minds don’t always want do God’s will. We just want to do what we want. The Holy Spirit is contrary to our own wants.

Walking in the Spirit
I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.
–Galatians 5:16-17 (NKJV)

How can you walk in the Spirit?

  • Pray – Take each and every concern to God. Ask God to fight our battles.
  • Read the Bible – There is so much wisdom in the bible. The bible has a history of people since the beginning of time. Everything that we are going through is in the bible. It is called the living word, because God can speak to us through the bible.
  • Worship – It is so important to be around a community of believers. When I go to church and the bible studies, I feel the Holy Spirit filling me up.

We can believe in the Holy Spirit. We can feel the Holy Spirit fill us up. We also need to walk in the Spirit. We need to live our lives for God. We need to battle against what we want and do what God want us to do. I have to admit that this is not easy for me. I have battles in my mind often. What do you need to prepare for battle? We need to arm ourselves with scripture. I read the bible to fill my heart and mind with God words. God will give you what you need.

If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
–Galatians 5:25 (NKJV)

Life is not always easy. Right now, I feel like I am walking through a field with land mines. It seems like I keep stepping on them. God helps me through each one. I pray and pray and pray, read the bible and worship with others. I am trying to walk in the Spirit each day.

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