Why We Struggle

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There is a good many of us who find living under the government of the Holy Spirit to be a struggle.  We are a lot like the gentleman in the picture above.  Every day is a struggle to keep our heads above water before we sink down into a life overwhelmed by our flesh.  In this post I would like to discuss a fundamental reason as to why we struggle the way we do.

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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 So We Know

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It has been said many times by many people that love has to look like something.  Very true.  The problem we have is that love looks different to each individual person.  To me love may look like someone bringing me coffee and a plate of cookies.  To you love may look like a long walk with your significant other, or like playing with your grandkids.  See what I mean?  The question we really need to ask is, “What does love look like from God’s standpoint?”  Fortunately He has painted us a picture just so we know.

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