Walkin' in the Spirit
“Walk by the Spirit and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh… to keep you from doing the things you want to do.” Read Galatians 5:16-26
That short paragraph by Paul packs a whole lot of punch against wily Satan. “Walk by the Spirit and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh…” Paul is encouraging the Galatians to stay in faith. Keep reading and speaking the Word. Be still and listen deep inside for the Lord’s still, small voice. Surely that’s all good. Real, real good. But what if we took his advice one step farther? (pun intended) What if every time we felt that ol’ flesh coming in on us we went for a walk? What if you got on your treadmill late at night when you were about to pour yourself a bowl of chocolate pecan ice cream? What we know from those experts on exercise is walking to the point of elevating your heart rate increases those endorphin hormones that make you happy. They raise your spirit! Moving also brings blood to your brain and makes you think more clearly, giving you more sense to say no to Satan’s sabotage. So I’m thinking we should take Brother Paul’s words literally. Walk in the Spirit!