For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. Romans 8: 14
Take a deeper look and dive into Romans 8 : Life in the Spirit , as we take a deeper dive into this scripture we can begin to understand what Life by the Spirit really means.
I know, It’s easier said than done but it is time to start somewhere. There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh; but after the Spirit. Romans 8: 1. What does walking after the Spirit look like? But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galations 5: 22-23. These qualities can come and go depending on the day right? But to live after the Spirit is to walk in this fruit daily, and yes it means dying to self daily. I know the easiest thing to do is walk in the natural response of the flesh, we all do it and we can get very comfortable very quickly, but in order to live by the Spirit of God we must encounter some discomfort because our flesh won’t like when we choose love and joy instead of bitterness and anger. We would rather return scorn and hatred to a brother/sister than to live in kindness and goodness. We can easily ignore God and his people and live selfishly rather than being faithful as a Christian and gentle in spirit and in WORD. Self – control is a big one, because we can easily let loose, let go, say a few curse words, fly off the handle, give in to our desires “just for a little bit” rather than exercising self-control. We are all guilty and we all have fallen short at some point, I definitely have.
As brothers and sisters in Christ we must encourage each other to live by the Spirit. So my encouragement to you let’s write/note down where we easily fall and keep it in mind. As we walk through our day let us be concious of what walking by the Spirit looks like, let us remember that if we are led by the Spirit rather than the flesh, we are called the sons of God.
As you lead me in my day to day activities help me to remember that I am not of this world but that your Holy Spirit, the Spirit of all truth lives within me therefore I must walk in the way of the Spirit. Help me up when I fall to get back on my feet stronger than before after learning from my mistakes. Keep me on a path of life and peace because the life of the spirit is one of life and peace and that is the path I choose this day, thank yiu for your grace and mercy and for never forsaking me, I love you. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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