Re:Verse passage – Galatians 5:16-26 (day five)
“If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.” Galatians 5:25 The scripture teaches that there is rhythm and movement of the Holy Spirit- steps (forward progress). The challenge from Paul to these believers is remarkable. The God of the Universe, through His Holy Spirit makes it possible for us to walk WITH Him. There are “steps”- pace, cadence, stamina, required to be in stride with the work and ministry of the Holy Spirit. It is both possible and beneficial. The prerequisite is that we live by the Spirit (“If we live by the Spirit”).
Being in step with the Holy Spirit is not dependent on spiritual highs or lows, or good or bad circumstances, but rather faithful obedience in our daily lives. Throughout scripture, importance is placed on walking with God on a daily basis. We must discover and practice rhythms that will keep us in step with the Spirit- prayer, worship, reading and meditating in scripture, just to name a few.