By Faith & By Spirit

If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.

Galatians 5:25 NASB

For the kingdom of God does not consist in words but in power.

1 Corinthians 4:20 NASB

Certainly, there is a curse on all who rely on their own efforts because Scripture says, “Whoever doesn’t obey everything that is written in Moses’ Teachings is cursed.”

No one receives God’s approval by obeying the laws in Moses’ Teachings since, “The person who has God’s approval will live by faith.”

These laws have nothing to do with faith, but, “Whoever obeys laws will live because he obeys them.”

Christ paid the price to free us from the curse that the laws in Moses’ Teachings bring by becoming cursed instead of us. Scripture says, “Everyone who is hung on a tree is cursed.”

⌊Christ paid the price⌋ so that the blessing promised to Abraham would come to all the people of the world through Jesus Christ and we would receive the promised Spirit through faith.

Galatians 3:10‭-‬14 GW

How are we to live and walk?

By faith and by Spirit.

This is not the way our world advocates.

The world says plan, sweat and hustle.

Have it your way.

Live your best life.

The trouble with all that false messaging is that it’s self-centered.

This focus on what’s in it for me has infiltrated the Church.

Daily, we need to realign ourselves to God’s purposes and God’s ways.

How do we do that?

We have to consciously choose to seek and serve the Lord.

Everyday.

Life is lived one day at a time.

The choices you make today determine tomorrow.

Compromise, while good in human relationships, is not good in your relationship with God.

Be holy as God is holy.

Be set apart.

Be called out from.

We’ll never change the world if we’re following the ways of the world.

The Lord determines our steps.

He knows what we need better than we do.

It’s time to return to trusting the Lord completely.

God is orchestrating a glorious symphony to bring about a great harvest of souls.

But we each need to play our part.

Don’t try to play someone else’s part.

How do you know what your part is?

You need to be in tune with the Spirit.

Knowing the Scriptures and studying the Bible is a great place to start.

It gives you the general instructions on how to live a godly life.

But what about the specifics of your daily operations?

I’ve found that God has something to say about that as well.

And here’s the kicker, it’s usually always some way of serving the interests of others.

And all of these advancements serve a greater purpose, God’s will.

As I go through my day, God often speaks to me a name.

I guess I could start asking for this information, but I’m easily distracted.

Anyways, then I start praying and waiting expectantly.

And without fail, that name will come up in conversation or I’ll meet someone with that name.

And usually, I end up praying for that person or helping them in some other way.

To me, this shows me that God knows ahead of time what’s going to happen and that He’s stitching His Body back together.

Sometimes, in between tasks, I get anxious because I like to always be doing something productive.

That’s when I ask God what to do.

Usually, He says, “Wait.”

There’s a certain art to waiting gracefully.

Usually, it involves praising and worshipping God and resting in His holy presence.

Every day has enough trouble of its own, right?

God wants us to live one day at a time.

He wants us to be totally dependent on Him.

He doesn’t mind being our provider, our protector, and our righteousness.

Humility is essential to walking with God.

The minute you think you know all the answers is the minute you go off track.

Give God His place.

He’s the conductor.

Be thankful you’re in the band.

The audience is listening.

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