The Key to Walking

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In my last post I wrote about how we must learn to walk by the Spirit if we are going to truly live under the government of God. While it may sound impractical or even a little other-worldly, it is a skill we must develop.  In this post I want to provide you with the key to walking by the Spirit through a very familiar passage of Scripture.

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Do You Know How to Walk?

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The title of this post may seem like a strange question to ask.  I’m assuming, of course, that the majority of you know how to walk physically, unless some disability prevents you from doing so.  Those of us seeking to live our lives under the government of God, however, are called to walk a particular walk.  Do you know how to walk in that way?

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Just One Word

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When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Now go out where it is deeper, and let down your nets to catch some fish.”

“Master,” Simon replied, “we worked hard all last night and didn’t catch a thing. But if you say so, I’ll let the nets down again.” And this time their nets were so full of fish they began to tear!  Luke 5:4 – 6 NLT

One word from the Lord changes everything.  Simon and his partners (fishermen by trade) had done everything they could do in their own strength.  Their results?

Zero.

Yet by obeying one simple command from King Jesus, a command that made no sense to them, they experienced results beyond their wildest dreams.

What have you exhausted yourself on without seeing results?  Why not stop your striving, look up, and listen to what the Lord has to say about it?  Be sure to follow it through, even if it makes no sense at the moment.  Obey Him and see what He does.  That’s called living in the Reign.

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