Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other. Galatians 5:25-26 (NIV)
When you gave your life to me I put my Spirit in you. You were born again to a new life with me. You are now following me. You are listening to my voice speaking to you. You are meeting with me in my word. The work that I began in you is ongoing and I will bring it into completion when we see each other face to face. You are the work of my hands. I am molding and shaping your life. I am making you into the person that I want you to be. How does all this sound to you? All that you have done, are doing and will do for me is wonderful beyond compare. It gives me great joy to know that I am a work in your hands. It is the desire of my heart to know you. I wait attentively to hear your voice speaking to me. It is my delight to meet with you in your word. I am excited to see the changes that you are making in my life. I welcome all the work that you want to do in and through me. I am your servant. You are my child. Yes, you are my Father. I do find meaning and purpose in serving you. I like doing the work that you have given me to do for you. I want to bear fruit for your kingdom and your glory. I want to fulfill the purposes and plans that you have for my life. Yes, I can see that and you will fulfill the purposes and plans I have for your life as you follow me. Let’s talk more about that. I would be happy to talk about that.
What threats do you see to your listening to me and keeping in step with my Spirit? Busyness is a big threat. How so? If I allow myself to become too busy with my life in this world I might not take time to meet with you. Noise is another threat. Tell about that. If I don’t quiet myself before you the noise from this life will make it so I cannot hear all that you have to say to me. You’ve got that right. Hurry is also another threat. If I race through life I will I will run right on by what you want me to see. Yes, you will. Let’s talk more about your pace in life. I want you to keep in step with me. If you are too busy, allowing your life to be filled with noise or are always in a hurry will you be able to keep in step with me? No, I will not. I will either lag behind you or run ahead of you. I will not know where you are leading me. I will not know what you are asking me to do for you. Why is that? I won’t be able to hear your instructions or see your guidance. No, you will not. Will you be very careful to keep in step with me? Yes, I will.
Holy Spirit, I neither want to run ahead or lag behind your leading in my life. I want to keep in step with you. Help me to leave behind the acts of the sinful nature. Develop your fruit in me as I follow you to where you lead me. Work in and through my life. Amen
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