Keeping in Step with the Spirit

Keeping in Step with the Spirit

When the Apostle Paul wrote to the Galatians, he was concerned. Though they had begun their Christian lives in the strength of the Holy Spirit, they had fallen back to their old ways of living in their own strength.

Paul wrote, "After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort?" (Galatians 3:3) That is such an easy trap for us to fall into today--to think that living the Christian life is up to us. When we try to live that life in our own strength and find we can’t, we often turn to something we can handle--a "to do" list that we can check off as we go. What we can’t face in our own strength is a "to be" list. We can’t become the people we need to be on our own.

The answer, Paul said, is to "live by the Spirit," so that the fruit of the Spirit will be evident in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. "Since we live by the Spirit," Paul said, "let us keep in step with the Spirit." (Galatians 5:16, 22)

How do we live in sync with the Holy Spirit’s desires for our lives? We live moment by moment in fellowship with Him, in the spiritual intimacy that is nurtured by prayer--and releases His power in our lives. We choose to keep in step. (2 Corinthians 13:14)

Pray with me now — Father, in the power of the Spirit may we become all that You desire. Help us to keep in step with the Spirit for it is in You that we live, move and have our being. In Jesus’ name, amen.




No Greater Love
No Greater Love

Our Savior and Redeemer wants to be our friend. Our friend, who loved us so much that He died for us. Our friend who wants us to live in a personal love relationship with Him today...

Read More

Experiencing the Love of Christ
Experiencing the Love of Christ

Valentine’s Day gives us a focus on romantic love, but as children of the living God there is a greater love that we should experience, love beyond our understanding.

Read More

Psalm 91 - A Prayer Against Fear
Psalm 91 - A Prayer Against Fear

Psalm 91 is an assuring prayer of protection for ourselves and our loved ones. It’s a good psalm to memorize and pray every day. Let's focus on verse five: "You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day."

Read More

Receive Updates, News & Promotions

Enter your Name & Email to receive future updates.