As followers of Christ we have the desire to live lives Holy and acceptable to God.
The closer we are to God, the more we will pursue holiness, focusing on following God, not on defeating sin. Through Jesus, God already provided us with freedom from both the penalty and the power of sin. Purity and righteousness will be a natural result of a life lived close to God.
So how do we do this? By faith in Him. Faith is a direct result of intimacy with God. The closer we walk with Him, the greater our faith will grow. Faith is our response to God’s Word to us. We demonstrate our faith every time we obey God. If we find ourselves lacking faith, the answer is not to try harder, it is to draw closer to God.
God leads, and we follow. God initiates, and we respond. As we give ourselves over to His leading, we hear His voice more clearly. We learn to listen for the promptings of God and respond with faith and keep in step with Holy Spirit.
Keeping in step with the Spirit flows from an ongoing, personal, intimate, and growing relationship with God through the Spirit. God will direct us as we daily surrender our lives to Him and develop an intimate knowledge of His will for our life.
Let Psalm 119:33&35 be our prayer today and in the week ahead. "Teach me, Lord , the way of your decrees, that I may follow it to the end. Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight."
Mike and Daphne