I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

(Galatians 5:16)

The big question to ask after reading this verse would be, do you believe you have the spirit of God? If your answer is Yes, then walk in the spirit. If your answer is No, then my next question would be do you believe in the redemptive work of Jesus Christ? If your answer is now Yes, then I am happy to announce to you that you’ve been carrying the presence of the Holy Ghost in you all along. Please if your answer is still no, I am super happy that you are reading this here and now. You’re like a son switched by the nurse from birth, the undesirable and untasteful life you have lived all along is because you have been fathered under the wrong circumstance and by the wrong person. Your real father is trying to reconcile with you, and he has put out a channel of reconnection; that once you recognize with Jesus and His redemptive work, He would be able to reconnect with you. So, all you really need to do is Believe in Jesus and confess that you believe in him. You can please go to the home page of this devotional and take the confession, your father is anxiously waiting to reconnect with you, don’t keep him waiting long.

   Now for those who are wondering how to live by the spirit, it is so simple, our father has been so generous to give us a manual that would guide our journey and help us live by the spirit. You have to learn to study this guide, called the bible. Specifically, you should start reading from the New Testament before going back to the Old Testament, just for better understanding and ease in direction. Now, why this prescription? The new testament is written to the believer, more specifically the epistles, you want to get a grasp of what it is you have received in this new life, we don’t disregard the old testament, we read the old testament in the light of what has been revealed in the new testament for the old testament was a shadow of things to come.

Additionally, our father has given us a family to aid and support our growth, you would do well to connect with one that teaches the truth about our father. This you can do by joining a Bible teaching Church, this is a church firm in the knowledge of Christ and his redemptive work and that rightly divides the word of truth. When you are in a church where the truth is taught, you’re likely to grow faster and stronger, like a child properly fed and introduced to a proper and balanced diet.

Finally, you must learn to talk with your heavenly Father just the same way you maintain good communications with your spouse and relatives in your physical relationships, you must do likewise with your heavenly Father. This is the act of prayer, you must maintain a healthy praying habit, it must be intentionally and consistently done. You must set out time to talk with your father every day. By sharing your thoughts and desires with him, He can best direct you to live and enjoy the spirit.

Ultimately, you must always remember that you’re a spiritual being. You are a Spirit that has a soul and lives in the body, so as you walk in the Spirit (the true you) you will not fulfill the lust of the flesh. This is our mode of operation; this is our way of life.

FURTHER READING: Ephesians 6: 10-20

DECLARATION: I am a new man in Christ Jesus, I walk in the will and plan of God for my life. As I have come to understand God’s mode of operation, I live by the word of God, I am flexible and yielding to the spirit of God, and I am given to prayer.