I say then, walk by the Spirit and you will certainly not carry out the desire of the

flesh. For the flesh desires what is against the Spirit, and the Spirit desires what

is against the flesh; these are opposed to each other, so that you don't do what

you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. - Galatians

5:16 - 18 (CSBBible)

We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead

by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. - Romans 6:4 (ESV)

When we respond to God’s call to follow Him, our first act of obedience is one of faith. By faith we believe that Christ took our sin upon Himself while on the cross, and through His shed blood and death, our sin has been washed away. By faith we believe that God the Father raised Christ from the dead and in doing so, we too will be raised up to be with Him in heaven. As scripture points out, faith is the conviction of things not seen. As we go through life’s experiences, if we don’t allow our thought patterns to conform to the will of God, then we will remain stuck in our old ways. Hence, any opportunity for our trust in the Lord to grow, will first be subject to our old pattern of thinking, and subsequently we’ll fall back on our own resources. Instead of allowing God to transform our thinking, using the old thought patterns we continue to view that experience with the same mindset as we had before coming to Christ. Too often Christians try to follow Jesus by adhering to a set of rules, formulas, and programs. There was a popular saying that had the acronym, WWJD, “What Would Jesus Do?” Thankfully that saying has waned over the past few years. The old testament has example after example of how the people of God failed miserably, repeatedly, because they were attempting to follow God by following a set of rules and regulations. For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings. - Hosea 6:6 (ESV) We are raised to walk in newness of life, not raised to continue in our old patterns of living. We are to live in union with Christ by being sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leading to join with Him in the activities He is involved in. The key to living in Christ, is to be attuned to His Spirit. We are not following in the footsteps of Christ, but walking with Him in unison.
© 2018-2021 Greenwood Systems

I say then, walk by the Spirit and you

will certainly not carry out the desire of

the flesh. For the flesh desires what is

against the Spirit, and the Spirit desires

what is against the flesh; these are

opposed to each other, so that you

don't do what you want. But if you are

led by the Spirit, you are not under the

law. - Galatians 5:16 - 18 (CSBBible)

We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into

death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the

dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in

newness of life. - Romans 6:4 (ESV)

When we respond to God’s call to follow Him, our first act of obedience is one of faith. By faith we believe that Christ took our sin upon Himself while on the cross, and through His shed blood and death, our sin has been washed away. By faith we believe that God the Father raised Christ from the dead and in doing so, we too will be raised up to be with Him in heaven. As scripture points out, faith is the conviction of things not seen. As we go through life’s experiences, if we don’t allow our thought patterns to conform to the will of God, then we will remain stuck in our old ways. Hence, any opportunity for our trust in the Lord to grow, will first be subject to our old pattern of thinking, and subsequently we’ll fall back on our own resources. Instead of allowing God to transform our thinking, using the old thought patterns we continue to view that experience with the same mindset as we had before coming to Christ. Too often Christians try to follow Jesus by adhering to a set of rules, formulas, and programs. There was a popular saying that had the acronym, WWJD, “What Would Jesus Do?” Thankfully that saying has waned over the past few years. The old testament has example after example of how the people of God failed miserably, repeatedly, because they were attempting to follow God by following a set of rules and regulations. For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings. - Hosea 6:6 (ESV) We are raised to walk in newness of life, not raised to continue in our old patterns of living. We are to live in union with Christ by being sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leading to join with Him in the activities He is involved in. The key to living in Christ, is to be attuned to His Spirit. We are not following in the footsteps of Christ, but walking with Him in unison.
© 2018-2021 Greenwood Systems

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