As I was reading this passage this morning something struck me that has not struck me before about this reading. Paul is not saying Do not walk in the flesh and you are automagically walking in the Spirit. He very clearly says the opposite, walk in the Spirit and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh, i.e. walk in the flesh. 5:16
I so often think that because I am not doing bad things I am walking in the Spirit but here I am reminded I need to walk in the Spirit rather than walk not walk in the flash.
Lord help me to walk in the Spirit today. Help me to understand practical ways in which I can do this. Help me to see when I am walking in the flesh or when I am relying on my not walking in the flesh rather than walking in the Spirit.