This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
Galatians 5:16 (KJV)
To walk in the Spirit is ultimately a mindset. It is to identify with who we are in Christ rather than with who we used to be in the flesh. When we remember who we are—redeemed, healed, blessed, forgiven and righteous—we gain victory over the fleshly mindset and walk in the good that has already been made available.
Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
1 John 4:13 (KJV)
We have been joined to God through His Spirit. Now the Holy Spirit in us teaches us, guides us, and makes the truths of the Word real to our hearts. This enables us to walk more fully as who God has called us to be.
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
John 15:7 (KJV)
Abiding in Jesus and letting His Word abide in us sets us up for victory and good success. Our heavenly Father is not withholding anything from us, and our part is to let His Word abide in our hearts. Having the Word rooted in our hearts makes us receptive and available for the favor of God to manifest in our lives!
God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 Corinthians 1:9 (KJV)
Jesus through His finished works has already made available everything we will ever need. Our greatest breakthroughs come when we rest from struggling and striving, and instead fellowship with Jesus, enjoying His presence, praising Him for what He has already done. We will bear witness of His faithfulness in our lives.
Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
Isaiah 43:7 (KJV)
We have been created for the glory of God. This means our purpose is to be vessels and instruments through which God’s goodness can manifest in this world. We live not for ourselves, but for Him who lives in us and has called us into a magnificent purpose and destiny.
O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
Psalm 34:8 (KJV)
We taste and come to know the goodness of God through our intimate fellowship with Him. The more time we spend in His presence through worship, prayer, praise and His Word, the more do we find that we can trust God with all of the areas of our lives. And out from this trust is birthed a life that leads from victory to victory.
Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.
Psalm 25:4-5 (KJV)
We open ourselves to wisdom from above when we make it our practice to pause and seek the guidance and direction of the Holy Spirit in all things. When we no longer insist on our own ways, but instead listen for the still small voice, He will take us to places of breakthrough we could have never reached on our own.