“If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit” (Galatians 5:25)Text — Galatians 5:25-26
The Christian life is one directed and controlled by the Spirit of God. It is not lived under the control and dictates of the flesh and the world. Upon giving our lives to Christ, we are expected to bear the fruit of the Spirit. It is not possible to bear this fruit in the unregenerate state (before we are born again). The fruit of the Spirit is a confirmation that indeed we have received Christ’s transforming grace. Christianity goes beyond our words and confessions. It must be lived in word and deeds. We must walk our talk.
The opposite of bearing the fruit of the Spirit is to manifest the works of the flesh. If envy, vain glory and other works of the flesh are prevailing in your life, you need to repent and accept Christ as your Lord and Saviour. Furthermore, you must daily consecrate and yield yourself to the Holy Spirit to enable you bear the fruit of the Spirit. God is ever faithful if we ask Him to give us the grace to possess the fruit of the Spirit.
Possess the fruit of Spirit
Live the Christian life in word and in deed.
Prayer for today
Lord, help me to daily bear the fruit of the Spirit.