Reading Galatians 5 reminded me of high school pep rallies. Do you remember your high school pep rallies? Where one side of the gym would yell to the other, “we got spirit yes we do, we got spirit how about you?”
Now that we’re older the question remains the same, how about you? Do you have the Holy Spirit living inside of you? Do you walk by the flesh or do you walk by the Spirit? The Lord never said we cannot enjoy ourselves nor have fun. But when we are not disciplined, when we give into our fleshly desires it most often leads us down a path of destruction. These desires can lead us as scripture says to impurity, hatred, selfish ambition, jealousy and other acts of disobedience that is not in accordance to the way Jesus called us to live. If we are to be obedient to our Father then we need to live and walk in faith.
We need to humble ourselves and ask that the Holy Spirit fills our hearts with the food and energy needed to survive. So what is the food that is manifested in our hearts through the Holy Spirit? It is “love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (Gal 5:22-23).
Having Spirit in Jesus means you have faith and you express that faith through love. I have Spirit yes I do, I have Spirit how about you? Glory be to Jesus our Lord and Savior.