How to Walk in the Spirit

How to Walk in the Spirit

What does it mean to walk in the Spirit and why would I even want to do that?

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

A “walk” in the Bible is often used as a metaphor for practical daily living.

Ephesians 4:30 says “do not grieve the spirit”….

To walk in the Spirit means that we yield to His control, we follow His lead, and we allow Him to use His influence over us. 

One thing that living overseas taught me was that once you weren’t comfortable or confident with your surroundings you leaned over to God more. What I mean by this is the more your day is “routine” or on autopilot the less you check in and lean on the spirit to guide and direct your day.

I believe God wants us to not only live in the Spirit but walk in the Spirit daily looking for opportunities to yield and listen to the Spirit. I believe God is looking to stretch all of us past what we can do without Him in order to seek and save the lost around us.

Those who walk in the Spirit are more united with Him and will experience more of the fruits of the Spirit. Those who walk in the Spirit will rely more on Him in thought, word, and deed and lean more on His understanding than ours.

I fully believe to walk in the Spirit is to experience a constant filling of the Spirit as well and as a result, you feel God's presence close rather than distant.

My most practical application to this is just the way I start, continue and end my day.

I wake up and fall to my knees in prayer, I converse with the Spirit throughout the day checking in on all things that matter and I end each day in prayer. I want God to know how much I rely on Him and to add fuel to my conversations with Him I read my Bible to get to know Him better.

Commune with the Spirit as if He really lived inside you rather than a God seated in heaven and then walking in the Spirit won’t feel as odd.

-Joe Rigelsky