“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. Galatians 5:16
One of the deepest desires of my soul is to learn to walk more by the Spirit. I have heard God’s voice, long before I understood it was Him in my life. Although what I was taught of Holy Spirit in my childhood was not complete, I did learn of Holy Spirit being a guide, counselor, and comforter.
It is easiest for me to allow Him to lead and guide me, because I have that revelation. I accept His counsel, because I know Him as counselor. He knows how to comfort me, because He is comforter. However I know there are still desires of my flesh that need to go. Desires of the flesh that I still try to gratify. My beltline certainly shows that.
I realize those fleshly desires will not be overcome by rules and restrictions. I know what I should do. I follow plans without success long term. The flesh will only be overcome by my obedience to the Holy Spirit. I have to be willing to walk by the Spirit in every area of my life, not just the “spiritual” ones. I have to stop trying to complicate things, and just listen and obey.
Prayer – Lord I want the sincere cry of my heart to be where you go I will go. Where you lead, I will follow. Holy Spirit lead me by Your Spirit. Help me obey where you want me to go. I need You. In Christ name I pray, amen.