An Amazing Promise

An Amazing Promise

 

 “I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.”  – Galatians 5:16

There is a way for every disciple of Jesus to experience sustained victory over their flesh.  There is a way for every Christian to be free from every habit pattern we developed to manage our own lives apart from God.

The Apostle Paul described this way of overcome the flesh as walking in the Spirit.  To walk in the Spirit is to be habitually inspired by God’s perfect presence in us instead of being habitually inspired by our own understanding of ourselves and our personal plans for survival.

Every day you can observe what continuous inspiration by God looks like by observing the habitual behavior of birds.   Birds begin each day inspired by the creative inspiration God placed in their nature.  They simply awaken and begin moving about receiving from God’s generosity what they need for that day.

“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?  Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?  Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?” Matthew 6:25-27

At the end of each day you will see the birds calmly ending their day by finding a place to rest for the night.  They show no fear, anxiety or frustration. They slow down to a complete stop and wait for the generosity of the next day.

The economy of the birds is amazing.  They find what they need by simply being what birds are inspired to be by the Creator.   The key to their lives is not how hard they work.  They are living from the Source that created them in the beginning.  Birds are successful because they are inspired by God.

To walk in the Spirit as a Christian is to learn to live from the original Source of human inspiration—The Holy Spirit of God.  To walk in the Spirit is to return to paradise—to Genesis.  To walk in the Spirit is to renounce your own inspiration and receive His.

The key to the victory over the flesh is not effort.  The key is inspiration.  Walk in the inspiration only God can provide.  What an amazing promise an inspired human being can be. 

Bud McCord

Abide International

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