Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Guidance and Power; Take a Walk with the Holy Spirit

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

I love the biblical expression “the gift of the Holy Spirit.” He is one of the most precious gifts given to the children of God. He lives in us at the moment we put our full confidence in Jesus, and empowers us to overcome sin and live for God’s purposes. Unfortunately, He is often ignored by Christ followers. Only those who choose to walk with Him have unhindered access to His strength and guidance. 

“To walk” in the Spirit denotes a lifestyle of reliance on Him. He leads, we follow. He speaks, we listen. He warns, we obey. Consistently walking that way may be difficult, but it leads to fullness of life. 

Not only does the Holy Spirit guide us, but He also empowers us. In Him we find all we need for godly living as He produces His amazing fruit in us [the “Fruit of the Spirit” - Galatians 5:22-23].

Take a walk with the Holy Spirit today. Get to know Him and His voice. Spend time with Him in prayer and the Word. When your mind is not occupied with your duties at work or school, think of Him. Instead of spending your usual amount of time on gadgetry or entertainment, ask Him to guide you and then look, expectantly, for His leading. And when He gives you direction, obey immediately—not relying on your strength, but His power!

Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives. Galatians 5:25 - New Living Translation

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