Keeping In Step - Your Daily Forward Devotional

Keeping In Step

 

November 19

 

Read Galatians 5:25

Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.

 

Reflect

How can we make sure that we are staying in step with the Spirit?

 

Watching a well-rehearsed marching band is really an awesome experience. Each individual musician is playing their own instrument and must stay in tune musically and in step physically with the rest of the band. This is difficult enough when they are just marching down the street. They stay in straight lines, with each foot rising and falling at the same exact time. Left, left, left, right, left. But during field performances, they add to the complexity by playing a song while moving in and out of various formations and still staying in perfect step with each other! It’s amazing!

 

This is what the apostle Paul is asking us to consider as we live by the Spirit. If we are walking in step with the Spirit, we aren’t running off ahead, and we aren’t falling behind. Sometimes we assume we know what the Spirit is asking us to do, so we forge ahead without prayer. Other times, we sense the Spirit asking us to do something, but we don’t approach it with any urgency. We will eventually get around to obedience, right?

 

But since we live by the Spirit, we should be in perfect formation with the Spirit. Our feet should rise and fall at the same time. Same foot, same tempo. How do we make sure we are doing this? I find that it’s helpful to get in a rhythm of spending time in the Word, in prayer, in praise, and with His people. Just like a marching band requires hours of rehearsals to learn to stay in tune and in step with each other, keeping in step with the Spirit means spending time with the Spirit. Friend, check your steps today. Are you walking in step with the Spirit?

 

Pray

Holy Spirit, I want to walk through my life with You. Guide me and keep me in step with You. Amen.

 

 

~ Pastor Nat Crawford

 

 

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Thanks for the message. I had never thought about comparing keeping in step with Christ and a marching band. I was in marching band for 4 years during High School. You are right about keeping in step in marching band as not being easy hile playing at the same time. Loved this devotional today.
Pastor Crawford your illustration was just perfect to bring the truth of this verse home to me. Thanks so much.
Thank you for such a wonderful moment of the Wors of God and power
Walking with You is walking in perfection. Lord Jesus, keep me in perfect timing with You.
Since we live in a fallen world we, the body of Christ must be willing to listen to the Spirit. Our feet should rise and fall at the same time. Keep me in step with You Lord, I pray.
When we are following Christ we will be out of step with the world, because we are marching to the beat of a different drummer.
The Holy Spirit help me to keep in step and do the step with the Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit, I need to be in step with You. I need to spend more time in the Word Prayer praise and fellowship with other Christians. I need Your will and strength. In the mighty name of Jesus I pray, Amen.
What a marvelous description and declaration
Ever find that you are in step then realize your going in the wrong direction? How subtle the flesh is!
Amen
There is nothing I want more in this life than to really walk in unity with the Spirit of God. That is my desire!
Truth...Amen, by the grace and help of God.
Wow! Nice analogy.
God let me follow the spirit to do right with the help from you
Holy Spirit i need you to walk with me
Thank you for this devotional, I need this. God bless you.
Amen Holy Spirit please guide my steps and keep in you will thank you for todays devotional
Thank you God for another day and thank you pastor Nat for the devotion and I thank God for giving me the opportunity to be with his presence in Jesus name Amen
Amen!
Very Helpful. Thanks
Amen🙏 ! Holy Spirit, thank You for Your indwelling Holy Presence. Please continue to lead/guide and keep me in step with You, as I surrender in obedience to Your prompting. Speak, live, love and work through me today. Amen!
Thank you for this devotion today - a beautiful example of how to stay in step with the Holy Spirit - walking with our Lord.