Walking Spirit to Spirit

Hi friends, do you want to take a walk with the Holy Spirit?

If so, the journey begins and ends in The Word. . .

“For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.” Romans‬ ‭8:16‬ ‭NLT‬‬

As believers, what does it look like to live and walk Spirit to spirit?

Let us first focus on what it is not. Your spiritual journey is not meant to be an emotional one, nor is it a logical one. It is not even a knowledge-based one.

Your spiritual journey is, by design, a moment to moment surrender of your will to the presence, providence, and pace of the Holy Spirit who dwells within you.

In fact, the Holy Spirit is your forever roommate!

Emotions are untrustworthy, logic is limited by the flesh, and knowledge is impotent without Spirit-revealed wisdom.

However, you can always ask your spiritual roommate for advice!

As to emotions: “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?” Jeremiah‬ ‭17:9‬ ‭ESV‬‬

As to logic: “‘For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?’ But we have the mind of Christ.” 1 Corinthians‬ ‭2:16‬ ‭ESV‬‬

As to knowledge: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” Proverbs‬ ‭3:5‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Living spirit to spirit looks a lot like trusting the One who abides in your abode!

He knows everything about everything— “As it is written, ‘What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him’— these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.” 1 Corinthians‬ ‭2:9-10‬ ‭ESV‬‬

We can also trust Paul’s advice, “So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.” Galatians‬ ‭5:16‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Or as the old hymn says, “He walks with me and He talks with me and He tells me. . .“

Go ahead, take a walk with your spiritual roommate. I promise it will become a lifelong journey of conversational living, Spirit to spirit. Rest assured, His pace is always determined by His grace.

Published by Amy C. O’Reilly

I am a child of God, follower of Christ, wife, and mother. I also have a passion for speaking, writing and encouraging others in their journey of faith.

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