Learning to Walk

Author:  Beverly Hahn
“I wish I were more spiritual!” How many times have I heard that or cried it myself. The fact is, you are as spiritual as you’re ever going to get. The Bible says we are filled with the Holy Ghost. Filled! The hard part is to yield to, or walk in Him.
To me, learning to walk in the Spirit is very comparable to learning to walk naturally. A toddler has to think about what he’s doing at first. Can you picture it? He sees Mom and Dad walking, but how does he do it? Have you laughed at a little one concentrating on walking? He scrunches up his face, with great effort pulls himself up, and probably thinks, “Now what?” He has to really think about putting one foot in front of the other, balancing and keeping himself on a steady course. As he gets older and more practiced, he’s just doing it naturally. I mean unconsciously. No more is he going through a great thought process doing it.
So, walking in the Spirit. How am I comparing this? When we’re first born again and filled with the Spirit of God, we’re “unpracticed” in yielding to the Spirit in our walk with God. We are constantly thinking about lifting our spiritual legs and trying to stay steady. But as we get older, we just unconsciously walk in His way and learn to be yielded. If we’re in a situation where we have two ways to go or its dangerous, we ask the Spirit to help us.
If I see a person who needs healing, I walk toward him to lay hands on him. I engage with him. If I have an unsaved friend, I preach the Gospel to him. If there’s an act of love I can perform for a needy person, I do it. Believe me, if I’m not supposed to do these things, the Holy Spirit will be unsettled within me and keep me from doing them. Then I yield to the Spirit.
I don’t mean we don’t ask God for guidance, but generally speaking, we just keep walking. After all, the Spirit of God is IN us. We don’t have to think, think, think about what to do. You ARE spiritual. He IS in you and guiding you. Just keep walking. Watch for signs of guidance. Certainly, yield to Him and don’t fight Him. But you don’t have to be anxious about whether you’re “spiritual” or not. Sometimes it’s not easy, but God hasn’t made it complicated.
II Corinthians 6:16b says, “… For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, “I will dwell in them and walk among them; And I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”