Galatians 5:25, “Since we live by the spirit, let us keep in step with the spirit.”

 

When running a long-distance race, you have to keep following the course set before you, otherwise you can easily run off track and get lost. It is the same in our journey with Jesus. Our journey as believers of Christ in this earth is not a sprint but a marathon, where God has set before us the direction to take, through His Word and by His Spirit. God did not make you a creature living by instinct, but He gave you a conscience to make you spiritually inclined to discern His Ways.

 

God would not have commanded us to walk in the spirit if He had not designed us to walk in the spirit. But many of us on our journey through life fall out of step with the spirit and find ourselves living, walking, thinking only in the natural.

 

Apostle Paul warned the Galatians about the danger of gradually resigning to natural methods and strategies in the worship of a divine God who is Spirit. “Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh?” Galatians 3:3

Because God is Spirit, we must worship Him in spirit and in truth. So, as we run this race of life, remember it is the fruits of the Holy Spirit that give us the strength and endurance to carry on and on: peace, love, joy, faithfulness, kindness, self-control, patience.  It is not in our strength but only in Christs that we can keep in step with the Spirit.  

THE PILOT IN COMMAND

“Those who serve God with their heart are those who allow God to give birth to their heart’s desires. These are those who put God to where He really belongs: not in the luggage compartment, not in economy class, not in business class not in first class by in the cockpit !!! For them God IS THE PILOT IN COMMAND. Their heart is the cockpit where God dwells and files the flight plan: God decides the destination and the itinerary leading safely to that place at God’s appointed time.”

THE MOST PRECIOUS THING

“If we were to see things the way God does, we would see the immense value of godly character that comes from loving God and shunning evil. In fact, it is the most precious thing that we possess in God’s sight.”

GOD’S APPOINTMENT IN THE WILDERNESS

“Ask anyone and they will tell you that they long to hear from God, to have a personal encounter with Him, to know His will and direction for their life. But many of us fail to realize that often God gives us an appointment in the wilderness.”