We tend to fixate on material reality: where will I live, what will I eat, where will I work? But even when we are unaware, our walk on earth is simultaneously a walk in the heavenlies.
God has equipped us with His Spirit. That has far deeper meaning than we can understand. Jesus performed miracles and we often think “Yeah, but He was God.” But Peter and Paul and others performed miracles. Do we see miracles in our own lives?
Our walk with God is shrouded in mystery and the busyness of life is noisy, overwhelming God’s “still small voice” (1 Kings 19:12). We have to quiet our spirit to hear His Spirit. That is why Jesus went to the desert and into the Garden at Gethsemane to pray, alone, in a quiet place.
It is a challenge to find that space amidst the scurry of our world but God is speaking to each of us every day. Can you hear Him? What is He saying? Many times it may be nothing more than “I love you” but all His words are eternal. Everything He has ever said to us, He is still saying and will always say.
God is always speaking, leading, comforting, reassuring, healing: “This is the way, walk in it” (Isaiah 30:21b). Galatians 5:25 says that “if we live by the Spirit,” focusing on God and drawing direction from Him, “let us walk by the Spirit,” motivated by divine character.
When spiritual and earthly realities align, we see the glory of God, even if the miraculous is only in the fundamentals: the changing of our perspectives, values, and actions.
4 responses to “The Mystery of Walking in the Spirit”
Thank you. This is an area I have been looking at for some time and just this weekend realized God was wanting to take me further into. Your article encouraged and prompted me to pursue “Walking in the Spirit” more. I have the strangest feeling all of us have only scratched the surface of SpiritWalking. Keep up the good writing.
Terry – Thank you. My writing has taken off over the last two years and I just started blogging a couple of months ago. Now God is calling me to write devotionals as a part of my career. Your encouragement is greatly appreciated.
Hey, hey old friend. Debi pointed this out to me. I 100% agree with this post. Happy blogging. Press on! (Phil. 3:14)
Thanks, bro. Great to hear from you. Hope all is well.