Cultivating God’s Garden Part – 4

Galatians 5:16 ——– I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

We, who believe in Christ, have the Spirit of Christ, within us.  If we are walking in the Spirit it will show forth in our daily actions and speech and thoughts. This is brought about by consciously choosing by faith to rely on the Holy Spirit to guide us in thought, word, and deed. We can know that we are walking in the Spirit if our lives are showing forth the fruit of the Spirit which is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Galatians 5: 22 – 23).

To “walk in the Spirit” is to follow the Spirit’s leading. It is essentially to “walk with” the Spirit, allowing Him to guide your steps and conform your mind.

Walking in the Spirit is when a person’s mind is consciously according to God’s Word. Our body is a servant to our mind. If we find it difficult to give praise to God then we cannot expect a harvest to come. When we truly understand what God has done for us we will want to praise Him no matter what goes on in our life. The labour that comes from the heart has power and it will surely bring the harvest.

During the ten day growth retreat that lasted from morning to night, my body was screaming for rest, but my mind was full of gratefulness for all that Jesus has done for me, and it convinced my body to just go on and on.  I could not just sit down. What we do from our heart brings big harvest. All of us have the same Holy Spirit, we all have the same Jesus but not all of us are ready to change our thinking according to God’s Word. Some of us are unwilling to walk in unconditional love and not all are willing to forgive. In this way we continue to walk in the flesh. Walking in the flesh only produces thorns and thistles in our life.

There is no shortcut to learning how to walk with the Spirit.

Walking in the Spirit simply means to do and speak things that are according to the Word of God.

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