Friday, October 16, 2020

The Kitchen Table            Galatians Day 29

If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. Galatians 5:25

There is a life that we can embrace, enjoy and expect that is ours when we walk by the Spirit rather than by the skin (flesh).  That word live there in verse 25 encompasses breath, joy, and power.  So, Paul is writing that if we know this life and this life comes by the Spirit then our only responsibility to walk with the Spirit.  We walk by the Spirit and with the Spirit by living in the appetites of the Spirit.  We used to live in the appetites of our skin and sinful nature but we’ve repented (changed our diet) of the sinful appetites of our flesh to live by the breath, bliss, and blessing of the Spirit walking with the Spirit.  Walking with the Spirit pursuing His appetites and ambitions.  That’s why we must “repent” of our old life.  Some would rather get a religious life rather than a real life in the Spirit and it’s because of pride and the unwillingness to receive the desire and direction of the Holy Spirit.  Satisfaction & success are found in the Spirit, not the skin.

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