“Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD” (Psalm 119:1).
There are churches and Christians who make a big deal about “living in the spirit.”
And those churches who usually make a big deal about “living in the spirit,” are normally referring to an ecstatic experience. It normally refers to speaking in tongues, spiritual healing, and having a charismatic experience.
While I don’t discount that one can have such ecstatic experiences, I am pretty sure that’s not what the Bible is talking about.
If living in the spirit was talking about ecstatic experiences and speaking in tongues, why aren’t all Christians doing that and experiencing that? Because God wants all of us to live in his Spirit. That’s a given. So, if God wants all of us to live in his Spirit, and if that is talking about ecstatic experiences then we should all be having them. Right?
So then, if it’s not referring to ecstatic experiences then what does it mean to live in the Spirit?
If you really want to live in the Spirit, live according to the word of God.
Show me a person whose life is governed by the word of God and you can be certain you have a life that is governed by the Spirit of God.
It’s not about experiences. It’s not about ecstatic expressions. It’s not about speaking in tongues. If you are living by the Spirit of God, you are living according to the word of God. And this is something God wants every disciple to do.
Start with reading God’s word. Then apply God’s word.
“Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD.”