Light In The Darkness: May 31, 2012

by Pastor David Grey

“If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.” — Galatians 5:25

John Piper said, “The great problem in contemporary Christian living is not learning the right things to do but how to do the right things.  The problem is not to discover what love looks like but how to love by the Spirit.”   In other words, we need to learn to walk in the Spirit. This is not something we can do in our own strength.

Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to empower us to do so, and He is absolutely indispensible in our walk. Just as a toddler needs to learn to walk on legs he has but has not yet learned to use…so we too, when we come to Christ, must learn how to walk in the Spirit…for the Christian life is nothing less than that.

When we walk in the Spirit we are actually fulfilling the prophecy made in Ezekiel 36:26-27 where God said, “A new heart I will give you and a new spirit I will put within you…I will put my Spirit within you and cause you to walk in my statutes.”

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