In the Spirit!

“I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without Me.” John 15:5 (HCSB)

John was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day (Revelation 1:10). Paul tells us to pray in the Spirit at all times (Ephesians 6:18). He also exhorts us to live by the Spirit (Galatians 516), and keep in step with the Spirit (Galatians 5:25). We’re told to fellowship with the Spirit (Philippians 2:1) and keep the unity of the Spirit (Ephesians 4:3). Is this reality of being in the Spirit some mystical, yet attainable reality? Or is it much simpler? I believe the latter!

Jesus only did what He saw the Father doing (John 5:19). Jesus said apart from Him we can do nothing (John 15:5). Like Jesus was toward His Father, we’re to watch and follow Him. Yet how much attention do you pay to what Jesus is doing at any given moment? Do you ever even ask Him what He is doing right now? How much do you listen to His voice and follow Him (John 10:27)?

This is what it means to walk and live in the Spirit. Since the Spirit walks in unity with Jesus, to walk in Him requires that we abide in Christ. The Spirit reveals what’s going on in the Father’s heart (Romans 8:26), and guides us in truth (John 16:13). So, to live and move in the Spirit is all about walking in intimacy with Jesus, and as such, doing what He is doing, saying what He is saying, and joining Him on this great adventure! The Holy Spirit will keep us in step with Jesus if we ask and follow Him!

Make it your quest to live in the Spirit, to stay in step with the Spirit, to pray in the Spirit, by seeking greater intimacy with Jesus Christ.

Thank the Lord that it is not a mystical, impossible quest to stay in step with the Spirit. Ask Him to help you do it much better, more effectively. Ask Him for eyes to see what Jesus is doing right now so that you can join Him. Ask Him to show you how to pray throughout the day. Ask Him for wisdom and revelation so that you can know Jesus better and more intimately (Ephesians 1:17).