The Power Of The Holy Spirit


Life by the Spirit

If you are a genuine believer, you stand before God approved and acceptable to Him. You are embraced and loved by God, looked after and cared for by Him. For you have been given God’s nature, and you walk through life bearing this same nature. Therefore, you are not to cave in to the desires of your sinful nature; you are to walk bearing the fruit of God’s nature, that is, the fruit of God’s Spirit. 

God calls you to walk consistently with your position in Christ. To be in Christ is to be in God’s Spirit. When you trusted Jesus Christ as your Savior, God placed His Spirit in your heart. The Spirit is there to guide and direct you day by day. Therefore, you are to live by the Spirit; you are to live just as the Spirit of God directs. This is the point of this verse. If we live by the Spirit, we should also walk by the Spirit. The Spirit gives us life, the life of God; therefore, we are to walk and live out the life He gives us. 

Study Questions:

• Is it a burdening or freeing thought to know that you bear God’s nature? 

• How do you allow God’s Spirit to direct you day by day?

• What does it look like for you to let go of your sinful nature and to walk and live out the life God has given you?

God’s grace abounds whenever you fall prey to your sinful nature, but pray daily that the Spirit of God would free you from that bondage and sanctify your thoughts and actions. Pray that you would bear the fruit of God’s Spirit even in the most difficult of times!