The best evidence of walking in the Spirit is the fruit you are cultivating. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). If you noticed your works are laced with love, your attitude is more toward joy than anger, and you are kinder and gentler with others, you are walking in the Spirit. While we are all sinners and no one is perfect, Christians intentionally allow the Spirit to grow their lives into reflections of His presence.
Walking in the Spirit is not easy. Some days it can fell impossible. Yet that is just why God promised to send His Helper. We need His power desperately. Ask for His mercy and grace as you do your part to put away the desires of the flesh, renew your mind with the word of God and surround yourself with those who can walk with you in this journey. Ask for His Spirit, and He will draw near, pulling you in step with Him as His grace invites you deeper into living for His Kingdom.
Michelle S. Lazurek is an award-winning author, speaker, pastor's wife and mother. Winner of the Golden Scroll Children's Book of the Year, the Enduring Light Silver Medal and the Maxwell Award, she is a member of the Christian Author's Network and the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. She is also an associate literary agent with Wordwise Media Services. For more information, please visit her website at michellelazurek.com.
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