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Walk In The Spirit! Part 4
It is time to wake up and be led by God in everything we do and stop doing our own thing and listening to ungodly people and following after things which satisfies our flesh – the old man!! Let’s walk in the newness of life Jesus has made available to us!! Let’s change our focus off the world and all its trinkets and useless things and put our focus on the Lord Jesus Christ, the Giver of ALL life!! If we do not wake up and come to ourselves, we will be lost; nothing is going to stand but the Word of God and ONLY what we do for God is going to last. Let’s stop marking time and getting nowhere!!!
Yes, God is a patient God; in His loving kindness and tender mercies towards us, He come and dig us out again, and again from under our pile of junk; He then puts us on the right track and we keep doing the same thing over and over again!! Aren’t you tired of keep going around the same old mountain? Let’s not be like the children of Israel who died in the desert because they refused to focus on who their Deliverer was; let us recognize who OUR Deliverer is before it is too late!!! I have made up in my mind I am changing my focus and looking unto Jesus for EVERYTHING I need; I do not want to live in the world’s system but by God’s Kingdom principles!! And I am going to allow God to bring into my life the people He wants to be there and remove the ones who are not supposed to be in my life!!! I will not be getting into any relationships without God’s approval – I have been fooled by too many people – looking on the outside of them!! But God looks at the heart and He knows the motives of every person’s heart – God knows the heart of every person who comes in our lives – He is fully aware as I said previously, of their intents and also God is aware of our intents – why do we think we need that person in our life so badly that we will not consult God before we allow him or her access to our lives!!
With me, God will let me know who is who – when I meet someone most of the time, I know immediately if our spirits agree – otherwise, it is very soon afterwards – that is why discernment should be a vital part of a born again believers life!! People wear mask, especially when we first meet them, but the gift of discernment which is from the Holy Spirit, will cause us to look past the mask or the fake and see the real; discernment takes us from the natural realm into the spiritual realm. God lets us know in Jeremiah 17:9-10 – biblegateway.com – Amplified Bible:
9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is exceedingly perverse and corrupt and severely, mortally sick! Who can know it [perceive, understand, be acquainted with his own heart and mind]?
10 I the Lord search the mind, I try the heart, even to give to every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.
Therefore, let God lead you through the guiding of the Holy Spirit and you will never go wrong; just walk in your new life which Jesus already has prepared for you! If you love God, love people, love what God loves and hate what God hates (sin – not the sinner), you are walking in your new life; you cannot do this on your own – you must allow the Holy Spirit to teach you, lead you, and guide you in the way you should go! And the only way to do that is by first accepting Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior for real!!! No more compromising, no more straddling the fence, no more sugar coating the Word of God (dressing it up to fit your purpose), no more taking the Scriptures out of context (to suit your needs), no more …… (You fill in the blank). Jesus is coming soon and there is no time to be playing around trying to live like the world!! If you are a Bride of Christ, live like one!! Be who God called you to be and the only way to do that is you must be born again so you can be led by the Holy Spirit – in order for you to walk in the Spirit you must be led by the Spirit; your life will become drama free, stress free, chaos free, worry free, heart broken free, heart ache free, and you will thrive in the things of God!! Christ died so you could live a life of freedom so make up in YOUR mind you will embrace the new life in Christ and discard the old one; you cannot hold onto the old and embrace the new – old got to go!! Otherwise, you will live a defeated life – you CANNOT walk in the Spirit and walk in the flesh at the same time (Galatians 5:16-18) – you cannot move forward in God and walk in the flesh!! Let It Go!!! It is not worth it!!
Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks