Devotion – October 23, 2015 – Walking as Christ Walked

1john2_5-6This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.
—1 John 2:5-6

Faith in Jesus isn’t just a “get out of hell free” card.  It is life-altering.  More accurately, it is life-giving.  In Christ we are a new creation.  The Holy Spirit lives within us.  This does not happen without changing us.  Before we were slaves to sin, now we are slaves to Christ.  No, we will not live perfect lives, but we will begin to walk more like Jesus did.  As the Holy Spirit works in us we are transformed and the fruit of the Spirit begin to show (love, joy, peace, goodness, kindness, patience, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22).  We walk like Jesus because His Spirit lives within us.

Dear Jesus,

Thank you for sending Your Holy Spirit to dwell within me.  Thank You for cleansing me of my sin and making me new.  Help me to walk more like You.

Amen

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