25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. Galatians 5:25
We all have to love living the life we have in Christ. Eternal life is life in Christ. Jesus Christ came to die for our sins so that we could have life from above. Believers, therefore, have to enjoy living what we have received from the Father without feeling overwhelmed by it.
Loving to enjoy living the life in Christ begins by appreciating the fact that it is spiritual. This is the single most important point you need to understand before you can enjoy living the Christ way. God is Spirit, and His life is spiritual. The life Jesus brought into the world is therefore spiritual.
We are born again into the Spirit. Though we came into the world through the flesh, in Christ, we are born again into the kingdom spiritually. You cannot live the life of the Spirit in the same way that you live the natural life. If you understand how to live the natural life, you must also learn to live the spiritual life if you want to please the Father.
You are not natural but spiritual in Christ. The goal is to manifest your spiritual life even though you walk naturally in this world. Your natural body is to accommodate your spiritual life. God deposited Himself in the natural body of Christ to fulfill what the natural man could not. Therefore, living the life of Christ in your natural body will cause you to accomplish things natural people cannot think of.
Living In The Spirit Is The Only Way To Love Living The Christian Life
3 For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, 4 that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. Romans 8:3-5
The truth is that we are different (holy). We are born again to live according to the Spirit and not the flesh. Knowledge of this truth will liberate you from the expectation of the flesh that fights against glorifying the Father in the Spirit. You cannot love doing what you don’t know. The early church enjoyed life in Christ because they knew who they were.
12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” Romans 8:12-15
We don’t owe the flesh anything. We live in the Spirit. Our Father is Spirit, and by knowing this truth, you will love living the way you ought to. It’s simple but very powerful. Jesus knew who He was. The Apostles knew what they had. No wonder they did many great and mighty things.
Life in Christ is not being churchy. It is having a pure understanding of what you have from the Lord and living it to the max. It is spiritual – very powerful and glorious indeed. It is different from the natural life you have been used to since you came into the world. Eternal -life always makes the difference.
Read Further: Galatians 5:16, Colossians 1:10-11
Prayer For Today
Holy Father, I thank you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for your in me. I walk differently from the standards set out in this world and live to glorify you. Thank you for making me your own. Amen