The Bible says all believers must live by the spirit and walk in the spirit but how do you do that? Is it possible? and if it is how do we know we are actually doing it.
For so long, I’ve read
“For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.”
Romans 8:5 ESV.
However, I never practically understood what it meant. You know how you read something in the Bible and your just took it as a good advice but not necessarily practical advice. Well this one is practical advice. Why? Because that’s what set us apart from the world. If there’s not difference between believers and non believers then Jesus death was in vain.
Three question you should be asking yourself on a day to day to see if you are living by the spirit and walking in the spirit.
Who are you allowing to lead today? The Flesh or The Spirit.
If we don’t decide or be intentional about the Holy Spirit leading us then automatically the flesh will take control. You see, the flesh doesn’t need you to say “you’re in control today” it will automatically assume control. This is why the Bible says to put the deeds of the flesh to death. Example; when you want to call your friends to gossip, you have to put that deed to death. Why? Because you know God says, to not be a busy body, gossipers and going from house to house to gossip.
“Besides that, they learn to be idlers, going about from house to house, and not only idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying what they should not.”
1 Timothy 5:13 ESV
How do I continue to let the Holy Spirit lead me?
The Holy Spirit led Jesus to the wilderness and while there Jesus was fasting and in prayer. After 40 days in the wilderness, the devil came to tempt him right when he was becoming hungry. Jesus was able to overcome all the temptation because of the relationship he had with the father. It is the same way with us, if we want the Holy Spirit continue to lead us that mean we must stay in communication with God and also reading the word.
How does that look in a practical way? Example: I talk to my husband everyday, even when we have busy day, slow days, crazy days and sad days. Our conversation is not always the same, but we make sure we are here for one another. It is the same with God, somedays are better than others but you never stop approaching his throne, making your request be known unto him, asking for help, grace and strenght.
“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,”
Ephesians 5:25 NKJV
What happen if I fail?
This christian life is without failure, so if we fail, don’t stay there, get up and try again until you get it right. The amazing thing is the Holy Spirit is our helper and comforter, so we are not alone. We maybe pressed on every side but we are not defeated for God is on our side.
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
I John 1:9 NKJV
“Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.”
Lamentations 3:22-23 NKJV
I hope this post was clear with understanding on how to live for God. Stay bless 😊