Spirit Walk

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Spirit Walk – True Worship


[Jesus said] “But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way. For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.” John 4:23-24 (NLT)

Bearing fruit becomes effortless when we pursue connection with our source. Pursuing that connection is true worship, worshiping God in spirit and in truth. True worship is embracing our dependence upon God. I need to surrender my heart, my spirit, my mind, my soul to whatever the Bible reveals. Then I need to do whatever it takes to maintain that connection, and take time to let God work on my inner being. What is the biggest thing that is keeping you from a fuller walk with God? Ask God to empower you to give up whatever is keeping you from surrender to His Spirit.

Spirit Walk – Life in the Spirit


Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives. Galatians 5:25 (NLT)

Every one of us has a sinful nature, inherited from Adam, that leads us into all kinds of ungodly and antisocial thoughts and behaviors. But God, through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, has provided an alternative—life in the Spirit. As we let the Holy Spirit guide our lives, we can resist our sinful nature, and when we fail, we can turn again to God for forgiveness and renewal.

Spirit Walk – Filled with the Spirit


And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17 (NIV)

Being filled with the Spirit is being filled with the thoughts of God. And those thoughts will turn our hearts back to God, giving Him praise and thanks for all that He has done to accomplish our salvation and sustain us day by day. This concentration on God, His goodness and His will, will allow God’s peace to reign in our hearts. In this way everything we do will bring glory to God.

Spirit Walk – Abiding in Christ


[Jesus said] “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 (ESV)

One aspect of the Spirit-led life is abiding in Christ. It is essential that we remember from Whom our strength comes. If Christ is going to bear much fruit through our lives, we need to tap into the source and stay in it. When I see my life not matching this goal, I need to repent and reconnect and re-surrender to God’s will. In this way I get back on the “less of me, more of God” pathway.

Spirit Walk – Who is the Holy Spirit?


For I know that as you pray for me and the Spirit of Jesus Christ helps me, this will lead to my deliverance. Philippians 1:19 (NLT)

The Holy Spirit is not an impersonal force, or a power to be channeled, or a personal spirit guide. The Holy Spirit is God Almighty. He is one of the three persons of the Trinity. He is a person with whom we can have a relationship. As the Person of the Godhead who is fully alive in our lives, He empowers us to live a life consistent with God’s will.

Spirit Walk – Revival


[Jesus said] “You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it! “ John 14:13-14 (NLT)

Looking at the state of our nation (and indeed the world) today, we need another Great Awakening, a revival. Historically, this has occurred when God’s people humble themselves in a way that responds to His Spirit. As we allow ourselves to be led by the Spirit, God will work through us in the same way Jesus worked during His earthly ministry. As our will is aligned with God’s, we can ask anything in Jesus’ name, and God will provide it. As we live in the Spirit, God will do all the work to accomplish His will, and change lives for eternity.

Spirit Walk – The Heart of God


Read Colossians 1:27-29 For God wanted them to know that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles, too. And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory. Colossians 1:27 (NLT) God earnestly desires that we grow up in Christ, as Christ lives in us. That only […]

Spirit Walk – Follow the Spirit’s Lead


That night Paul had a vision: A man from Macedonia in northern Greece was standing there, pleading with him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us!” So we decided to leave for Macedonia at once, having concluded that God was calling us to preach the Good News there. Acts 16:9-10 (NLT)

Our assignment as Christians is clear — “Go into all the world …” (Matthew 28:19-20—the Great Commission). As a Christian, the Apostle Paul knew what to do, but the Spirit showed Paul where to do it, with whom, and in whose strength. The motivation to take the gospel beyond the Middle East into Europe came from a vision Paul had. To live our lives the same way, we should wake up every morning and pray “God, you’re in charge. Give me the courage to follow.”

Spirit Walk – It Starts with Jesus


[Jesus said] “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released,
that the blind will see,
that the oppressed will be set free,
and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.”
Luke 4:18-19 (NLT)

Jesus described his own ministry as a ministry of the Spirit. Now that Jesus has ascended to heaven, the Spirit works through God’s people to proclaim Good News—release, sight, and freedom–for this remains the time of the Lord’s favor. How will you let the Holy Spirit proclaim Good News in your world today?

Spirit Walk – Empowered by the Spirit


Then he said to me, “This is what the Lord says to Zerubbabel: It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.” Zechariah 4:6 (NLT)

As we look to God to transform our lives, there are three aspects to this transformation. First, we must be guided and led by the word of God; any change that goes against Scripture is not from God. Second, we must equip or prepare ourselves to follow where God leads; this includes growing in the Scriptures and having Christian friends to help us stay accountable. But most importantly, we must have a spiritual posture of complete reliance upon the Holy Spirit to empower the process. If we attempt to do it in our own strength, we will either fail and give up, or become legalistic and thus fail even as we think we are succeeding. So begin today and every day asking God to send His Spirit to empower your obedience to God’s will.