Colossians 2:6, 7

How Can I Walk with the Holy Spirit


As you therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.  Colossians 2:6, 7

Do you have any habits that your family and friends recognize?  I find myself singing the chorus to on particular song almost every day, and it has nearly driven my kids crazy!  If they never here “Over the Rainbow” again, they will be happy.

Habits are those repeated actions that help define our lives.  In the New Testament, the word walk describes the things we do habitually.  In Colossians 2:6, 7 believers are instructed to “walk in Him” as a way of life.  The word walk in verse 6 is a combination of two words in the Greek New Testament meaning literally “to walk around.”  It doesn’t mean we are walking in circles, instead it is a word that describes our “walk of life” or our lifestyle, the things we do again and again. 

Our spiritual lives grow through the discipline of habits and repeated actions, but they need not be dull.  The verb walk is present tense, which suggests that the Spirit-filled believer walks with Him every day.  As a result, the scenery changes along the way.

I am glad we instructed to “walk” and not “run”.  I can walk a lot farther and a lot longer than I can run!  Walking is also the most fundamental and universal mode or human motion and progress.  Not everyone can run or drive or fly, but almost everyone can walk.  Walking in Him is a habit, but it can never be dull because of the company we keep – we are walking in Him!

So our spiritual life has a pace; we walk.  Our spiritual life is about progress because we are walking.  Our spiritual life is a partnership because we walk with Him.  Today, take a walk with Jesus.*

Father, today I will claim every promise for living the spiritual life, promises You have given for my good and for my growth.  By Your Spirit, I surrender to Your authority as Lord of my life, Amen.

*Kie Bowman, Austin, Texas