WALKING IN THE SPIRIT
“If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” Galatians 5:25
To “live in the Spirit” is to yield the totality of our being so Jesus can live His life through us as a present day witness. This requires our living on a high plain of commitment and maintaining an active personal relationship with Jesus. This will enable us to say with the Apostle Paul:
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me….” Galatians 2:20
To “walk in the Spirit” is to live and function in total yieldedness and obedience to the will and purpose of our Lord in every aspect of our life experience.
“If we live by the Spirit, by the Spirit also let us be guided….” Galatians 5:25 Weymouth
As we walk in His presence, the sense of His abiding peace will confirm that we are walking in the center of His will. Now, we are both living and walking in the Spirit.
“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts….” Colossians 3:15
The word “rule” means to judge, or arbitrate. Should we take a misstep, a voice of correction will speak to us, saying, “This is the way, walk you in it” (Holy Spirit conviction).
“And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, This is the way, walk you in it, when you turn to the right hand, and when you turn to the left.” Isaiah 30:21
All who desire the Lord’s best should seek to live a committed, “Holy Spirit led life.” To do so means that we have died to our own ways and have given the Lord the unconditional right to choose “for” us. We are to walk as He would walk - under His headship. This necessitates an unquestioning submission to the governmental rule of His kingdom.