One of the most important factors in having a fruitful Christian walk is to walk by the Holy Spirit. Due to sin and the fallen state of man, human nature is set against God’s Spirit; which leads mankind to live their lives in ways that are not pleasing to God. By trusting God and placing our lives into His hands, we can receive a spiritual work that crucifies our flesh (our nature), and allows us to walk in fellowship with Him as He originally intended.
Galatians 5:16-24 says;
“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law. Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.”
By accepting the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit, we can then receive the supernatural work of sanctification in our lives and purification of our hearts. Through this Divine work of the Lord we can receive and enjoy the fruits of the Holy Spirit that will spring forth in our lives. Only through a relationship with the Holy Spirit can we have a life that truly includes; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
We would like to encourage you to receive the Lord Jesus into your heart this day, receive God’s Spirit into your life, and give access to the Holy Spirit to do a work of sanctification and purification that will give you access to a true spiritual walk in your life. Remember the Lord loves you and He has a plan and purpose for your life that includes having a pure spiritual walk with Him. You can start by praying this prayer aloud to Him;
Dear Lord Jesus,
I ask that You would forgive me of my sins and wash me clean with Your blood. I welcome You into my heart to be the Lord of my life. I ask that You would fill me with Your Holy Spirit, and begin a work of sanctification and purification in my life. I ask that You would help me to walk away from the deeds of the flesh, and that You would teach me to lead a life walking by the Spirit.
In Jesus Name I Pray,