LEARNING TO WALK BY THE SPIRIT
If we live by the [Holy] Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. [If by the Holy Spirit we have our life in God, let us go forward walking in line, our conduct controlled by the Spirit.] (Galatians 5:25) AMP
In lesson three, we were treated with the unique prospective of how the Holy Spirit has worked as a personal trainer for us to become physically fit as well as spiritually fit.
Now let us look at just how we can obtain that goal: You have heard the expression, he are she is just a couch potato. There is no need for you to allow this to happen to you. You can start by pushing the off button on that remote that lays beside you in the bed are on the couch. You see the T.V. has become Satin’s greatest avenue of convincing you that he is in control of your life. He acts out your life for you; he carries on the conversation in your house for you. He thinks for you. Finally, when he has total control of your mind and body, he zaps your physical strength by keeping you in bondage as a couch potato where he can watch over you. You never seen to have the strength are desire to do any type of physical exercise.
Now it is time that you begin to fight and fight to win. You can beat Satin at his own game if you would only stop being a couch potato, learn to walk by the Spirit, step outside and rediscover the beauty that God has blessed you to be able to observe. Begin to take a daily walk 30 minutes to an hour will do. You will soon discover your physical strength returning to you, your spiritual mind has taken control and now you are beginning to walk by the true spirit of God. You see your body is an electrical and mechanically flesh and blood piece of machinery. It responds to the signals given to it by the minds energy field.
Its batteries need to be recharged regularly in order for it to function at its maximum capacity, and one of the ways to recharge those batteries is a daily walk. Do not just stroll down the walkway in a hurry to return for more of satin games. Make your walk meaningful by looking around, relaxing and becoming one with God, the universe is there waiting for you to re-discover.
God ideal for the believer is that we live our lives in the realm of the Holy Spirit. Walking in the Spirit, the exercise we should strive for refers to one’s lifestyle. In other words, we are to live a lifestyles characterized by the Person and work of the Spirit of God. To be led by the Spirit suggests that same Spirit directs our lifestyle. It means we allow Him to point the way, to navigate us through the turns and intersections of life.
When you are truly walking by the Spirit, in line with the Spirit, maintaining your cover and alignment, you cannot be seen; only He can be seen. When people look at you, they see Him. When you speak, He speaks. Walking in the Spirit is not so much you becoming an extension of God the Holy Spirit, but the Spirit of God living in you, living through you, touching lives through you, and blessing others through you.
Walking by the Spirit means you stay in line with God. It means you do not break the line. It means you do not get out of line. You do not move until it is your turn. It means you live your life following the lead of the Holy Spirit.
Some of you are losing battles you should be winning because you are not in shape. It is not just that Satan and his pimps are on your trail. Some demons cannot be cancelled out. They have to be cast out. Jesus said some demons come out only by fasting and prayer. Fasting and
prayer are essential exercises. Some of you are holy but ungodly. You come to church every Sunday, but you are not in shape. You cannot work out once a week and expect to see results. Walking through the gym once a week does not get you in shape. God has called you to be a godly woman or a godly man. He wants your relationship with Him to be manifested in your conduct and actions. Godliness is not measured by your behavior in church or the way you conduct yourself in the spotlight. God wants you to leave your church seat, walk out of the door back out into the world, and do what He has called you to do, the way He has called you to do it.
Few pastors are calling the people to godliness. Pastors are tailoring their sermons to fit
the exercise of their congregation, showing them how to access the riches of God, making the aim the blessing. The aim should be the One from whom all blessings flow. People of God are working to get stuff, more money, bigger houses, and nicer cars. However, effective ministry, ministry for the kingdom of God, can only flow out of a godly lifestyle. All gain beyond Christ
is not true gain, but a weight that hinders our progress toward God.
It is time to get in shape. Sign up for a heavenly gym membership. There is open enrollment. And what a deal! Jesus paid the price in full at Calvary. But don’t be satisfied with just signing
up. Go on and work out. Stick with the program. You will soon see the results you have been
looking for. Remember, winners never quit and quitters never win. Now is the time to get up off that couch, stop being called a couch potato and begin to fight to win. Learn to walk by the
Spirit and be counted among the stars.
But I say, walk and live [habitually] in the [Holy] Spirit [responsive to and controlled and guided by the Spirit]; then you will certainly not gratify the cravings and desires of the flesh (of human nature without God). (Galatians 5:16 AMP) DO IT NOW!