July 19th, 2017
You Can’t Keep God To Yourself
Galatians 5:25 (KJB) If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
This verse presents two distinct things always readily apparent in the life of a child of God:
Living in the Spirit and walking in the Spirit.
Sadly, many professing Christians will readily profess a living faith in God but many will fail to put spiritual action into their faith.
Walking in the Spirit is faith in action. It is where “spiritual rubber meets the road.” It is adjoining action to a genuine profession of faith for bringing honor and glory to God. It is not choosing to announce faith in God and then idly sit along the sidelines. Or perhaps placing trust in one’s own works absent from having a relationship with God.
It is having a genuine profession of faith, along with an outward desire and action towards others, which agrees with God.
Mankind cannot have a fractional or divided relationship with God. A professing man must have both faith in God and a desire to walk with Him in spiritual works. Or he is not sincerely living and walking in fellowship with God. Genuine fellowship with God will include the presence of His Spirit together with a manifestation of good works for bringing honor and glory to God.
A personal relationship with God includes both faith and works for spiritual maturity, rather than manifesting man’s own selfish desires. A personal relationship with God is all about serving Him and bringing Him honor and glory.