If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
There is a danger that great biblical principles can become mere slogans. When that happens, we lose the benefits inherent in them. That’s why today we consider seven practical ways that can help us to walk in the Spirit.
1. Be refilled with the Spirit regularly (Ep 5:18). Several times a day, take time to refill spiritually. Keep your spiritual fuel tank full. Rehydrate your inner man with the Living Waters frequently. Just ask the Holy Spirit to fill your cup (life).
2. Consult the Helper in every important decision (Jo 16:13). It’s His job to lead us into all truth. He is available all the time. Don’t lean on your own understanding. Why risk blunders in life when you have a resident divine Helper? Note that a good thing can rob you of the right thing!
3. Rely on the sword of the Spirit, the Word of God for guidance (Heb. 4:12). Let the Word of God be a lamp to your feet and a light to your path (Psalm 119:105). Meditate on the Scriptures day and night. The Spirit loves to use the Word of God to guide, correct and train believers.
4. Do not quench the Spirit (1 Th 5:19). Take care that you don’t put out the fire of the Spirit in your daily life. Rather, be sensitive to the gentle promptings of the Spirit in your inner man. Obey His still small voice as you go about your business, ministry or travel.
5. Speak in tongues often (1 Cor. 14:15, 39). Using this gift well enables us to build ourselves on our most holy faith (Jude 20). Whenever you speak in tongues, you speak the wisdom and will of God in a mystery (Rom 8:26, 1 Cor. 2:7).
6. Interpret your tongues (1 Cor. 14:13). When these two gifts are combined, their effect can be powerful. The wisdom we’ve been praying is revealed when we interpret our tongues. Ask and expect the Spirit to help you reveal some of the wisdom you’ve been praying in tongues.
7. Do not grieve the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:30). Sinful thoughts, motives, actions and conversations hurt the Helper. If there’s one “Friend” we can’t afford to offend and alienate, it’s the Spirit of God! Just like a good human friend, He’ll not put up with hostile, tense or unhealthy stuff in our lives.