Conversations on Spiritual Living: An Introduction

I hear a clear call for the church to “be” more spiritual. The call is not to be spooky or increasingly strange but more spiritual. This is not spirituality from the world’s perspective but a call to experiencing life led by the Holy Spirit.  A more spiritual church is a powerful, power-filled, excellent, effective, joyous church. And you, beloved of God, are the church.  So then as a believer the call is for you to be consistently led by the Holy Spirit. You are to surrender to the work of the Holy Spirit in your life which enables you to freely release the life of God on Earth.  To be led by the Holy Spirit is to stop heeding your own guidance and the world’s way of thinking and acting. It means to accept the Lord’s way and follow it.  Being led by the Holy Spirit is not a matter of emotion, feelings, or even supernatural manifestations.  It is a complete surrender to the will of God. It is recognizing that God’s way is perfect. It involves embracing it, loving it, and following it. Galatians 2:20, “I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”  This is one the greatest principles for your spiritual living. Each day you must remember and completely identify with the fact that the old man is dead (2 Cor 5:17).  He has met the cross. The cross is the instrument of death. Yet, the amazing life of God survived the cross.  It is in you.  In order to experience God’s plan for spiritual living you must be willing to die to carnality and walk according the Spirit of God. God gives you power for a purpose—fulfilling His purpose.  Today, commit to ensuring that all He gives you is not wasted but completely used to expand the Kingdom.  This topic is rich and I’ll share on it over the next few posts. I invite you to walk with me as I do and even share your thoughts, comments, and questions.  I look forward to great conversations on spiritual living.

Blessings to you!
MC