“So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh” (Galatians 5.16 NIV).
Walking by the Spirit may sound ultra religious, but it really is not. It is actually ultra relational. Humans are considered vessels in the Bible, and vessels are like containers with the sole purpose of being filled. There are only two things that we can be filled with: the flesh (which is lead by the Enemy) or the Spirit (which is lead by God). There are no other alternatives. We are vessels, and we cannot by our very nature stay empty—something or someone will influence us. That’s why walking by the Spirit is relational—we are making a choice to walk with God’s Spirit every day. God’s Holy Spirit is able to fill our imperfect lives because of the Work of Jesus Christ on the Cross. We are now holy because Jesus died for our sins, giving us His perfection. Having the Holy Spirit interacting with us in such a personal way is nothing short of a miracle, but by faith we have this amazing relationship with a holy God. Walking by faith is much like a marriage: it is simply a decision to fill our lives with God, leaning on Him and letting Him guide our every step throughout our day.
“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us” (2 Corinthians 4.7 NKJV).