Friday, February 17, 2023

Living Life in the Spirit

Friday, February 17, 2023 Taken from Authentic Christianity Christinmeity

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law. Galatians 5:16-18 

Living Life in the Spirit

How can we develop a lifestyle of depending on the Spirit? By walking in the Spirit we increasingly experience intimacy with God and enjoy all He has for us. Walking in the Spirit is a choice that can become a lifestyle. It is learning to depend upon the Holy Spirit for His abundant resources as a way of life.

How, then, can one be filled with the Holy Spirit?

Obey God’s Command: And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit.  Ephesians 5:18

Claim God’s Promise: And this is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked of Him. 1 John 5:14-15

Sincerely desire to be directed and empowered by the Holy Spirit: May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13

Confess your sins: By faith thank God that He has forgiven all of your sins - past, present and future - because Christ died for you.If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9

Present every area of your life to God: Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:1-2

By faith claim the fullness of the Holy Spirit: Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own… 
1 Corinthians 6:19

If you become aware of an area of your life (an attitude or an action) that is displeasing to the Lord, even though you are walking with Him and sincerely desiring to serve Him, simply thank God that He has forgiven your sins on the basis of Christ's death on the cross. Claim His love and forgiveness by faith and continue to have fellowship with Him.

If you retake the throne of your life through sin -- a definite act of disobedience -- breathe spiritually.  Spiritual breathing (exhaling the impure and inhaling the pure) is an exercise in faith that enables you to continue to experience God's love and forgiveness.

Exhale sin -- confess your sin -- agree with God concerning your sin and thank Him for His forgiveness of it, according to 1 John 1:9. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  1 John 1:9  

Inhale God -- receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit by faith. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.  Romans 8:11



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