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Day 5 - A New Way of Walking

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Galatians 5:16-25 (NIV)

So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.


As we have been raised from death to life with Christ, we no longer live according to our old sinful ways and desires, but we live according to the Holy Spirit in us. In this passage, Paul exhorts the church to “walk by the Spirit,” for they now belong to Christ and have “crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.”

Since we now belong to Christ, we are called to live according to what the Spirit desires.  Let’s live depending on the Spirit as we walk with Him each day so that we will bear “love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”

Responding to the Word:

Let’s spend some time reflecting on how we can walk by the Spirit today.  Today, let’s pray that we will depend on the Spirit to help us stay in step with Him where ever we are (work, home, on our campuses, etc).  And, let’s ask God for this fruit of the Spirit to abound in our lives and in our ministries.

Day Four - Living in the New

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Day Three - Brand New

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Day Two - Christian

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Day One - Agapé

Monday, September 2nd, 2013