"We don't walk in the Spirit accidentally - we have to intentionally pursue it"
As I was listening to Kay Arthur this week, she made this statement and it has just been running through my head over and over. The truth of it just really hit home with me and I can't seem to let go of it.
Walking in the Spirit is an intentional and passionate pursuit. Seeking more of Him. Searching higher. Digging deeper. Craving more.
It is an unsatiable hunger and thirst for intimacy with God.
It's about more than our salvation. It's about more than just knowing that we belong to Christ. It's much more than just head knowledge of our Savior. It's about our heart.
Acts 2:21 tells us, "that whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved". But we don't just stop there. That my friends, is just the beginning of the amazing adventure of a life in Him. That is the springboard to what comes next.
We certainly need to be fully satisfied with God, but we should never be satisfied with where we are in our walk with Him. We should always be striving for more.
Much more Jesus.
As we reach new heights in our walk, each level that we achieve should only serve to whet our appetites for the next one. Our excitement should build upon each new experience and each new milestone that we reach in our quest for more of Jesus.
We should be always increasing and broadening our spiritual relationship with Christ. Desiring to walk worthy of our calling. Wanting more. Expecting more. Pursuing more.
Continually transforming ourselves into vessels to be used of Him and for Him. We should always be a work in progress. Realizing that we are nothing in ourselves but only through Him do we even begin to find our worth.
"Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything
as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God"
(2 Corinthians 3:5)
I fall so short of this truth. I fall short of His glory. Sometimes it seem like the harder I try and the more determined I am to walk in Him, the more my flesh rears its ugly head and I fail.
But it only makes me more determined to seek His face in all that I do. It gives me more desire to flesh out the Spirit-filled life that He desires for me. It pushes me toward the righteousness that is available to me through Jesus.
I am so thankful that God sent the Holy Spirit so that we could readily tap into that intimate relationship with Him. So we could pursue Christ with a passion. So we can walk in the Spirit and so we can be intentional about our God.
Intentionally pursuing Christ,