How do you walk... In His Word? 1-16-20

How do you walk… In His Word 1-16-20

 Today is a holiday in America representing freedom to live together as one. I heard a man on the radio last night tell his testimony of why he could love a man who really did not deserve his love and I thought to my self and my Lord, “This is true Gospel! To love 
someone even when you know they do not deserve your love, to forgive someone for being who they are; even when who they are would love to kill you. That is true Gospel, and living and walking in His Word!

Paul said it this way;
I say then; Walk in the Spirit and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. Galatians 5:16

In other words if we are walking in the Spirit we will not choose to do the thing that our humanly mind tells us to do. This could be viewing things we should not be viewing, spending time with people we know are a bad influence on us, or just being lazy.   All of these are lusts of the flesh, things that are pleasing to us for a moment, thus physically it gets us. 
Instead of laying in bed under the warm blankets get up and pray! Bring your blanket with you! 

Many people will go out of their way to starve and diet and try to loose weight in January each year. It is a fact that more people join Gyms in January than other months of the year. This is because we want to be more healthy and fit, and we want to look good. I am not about to say this is a bad thing but like all other things we need to be sure we keep it prioritized in order. God first, Family, Church and then Gym! Well, something like that.

So  we want to walk not getting over board with the gym,  and not making it your daily addiction to pursue happiness, people do this! But instead we need to keep it on a good level and not make it all about us.
In the same way we need to study our Bible, by the Spirit and not just because Jane and Julie are reading their Daily Reads Bible. We need to read when the Spirit says read, and we need to sing when the Spirit says sing! 
When we walk in the Spirit in His Word we are literally studying the Word to know what to say and allowing the Holy Spirit to guide our thoughts toward good things to live for and in.

 The NLT version puts it this way;
 So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions. But when you are directed by the Spirit, you are not under obligation to the law of Moses.
When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these.
 Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God. 
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Galatians 5:16-23

The days wander on an we begin to skip the gym, and skip the reading of the Word for other fun activities or things we allow into our lives. If we keep in prayer and in reading we will find the Holy Spirit will have a much better influence over us. The Holy Spirit produces in us the good things, listed above we find all the things we need to be happy. Read it again. Galatians 5:23
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!
All these things, but look! There it is at the end of the line the thing that we do not always realize is the most important to have in order to gain ground on our diet goals, or healthy eating , exercising, reading the Bible daily, even praying daily takes self control. All these things come from the Holy Spirit. Oh wait! Look at that we need to know this, but we need to walk in the Word in order to know that we need it, or that we can receive it!
The Holy Spirit which comes via Jesus Christ as our Comforter, is with us waiting for us to open the Word, and to kneel and pray, or stand and pray, or walk and pray; just make the connection real and single out the moments you spend with Him… every day and then some!

God is not meant to be greeted but once a day or only during our meal times. He is not meant to pull out of a box and visit with him ‘as needed’. Our God, through the Holy Spirit is with us always and everywhere we go forever! He wants us to spend time focused only on Him each day but also He wants us to walk knowing that He is with us wherever we go. Take Jesus to the Gym! Ask, seek, find Him as you walk around the track or block, remember His Word as you go. Today we are blessed to be able to listen to the Bible on our phones; do you choose to here the Word while you work, workout, or clean house? Or do you listen to your own voice complaining of all that ‘stuff’ you have to do?

 No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you:
to do what is right, to love mercy,
 and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8

Take time to listen to His Word today and be reminded of the reason you were given the Holy Spirit to guide you. He is here to be a comfort and a guide in what things are best to become fruit in our lives. The fruits of the Spirit are the best things to walk in, in His Word.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you today for Your Word. Help us to walk in it daily, nightly, every moment of our lives. Help us to hide Your Word in our hearts that we will catch ourselves and not sin against you. Bless us today with a humble heart as we remember all you have done for us, in Jesus Name, amen.

Read some more? Ephesians 5:1-26, Genesis 13:1-18, 2 Corinthians 5:1-21 and Psalm 89:1-52