Keeping in Step with the Holy Spirit

Here we are–the end of August. I go back to school as a high school teacher this week. My husband starts back to teaching next week. Lots on our plates in September.

Our kids begin third and eighth grade also. This is a crazy busy time for us since all of us are returning to the classroom.

As usual, I have been willy-nilly in many ways this summer. Though I love the freedom of summertime, I actually thrive better on a schedule. The transition back to school is tough, but I find myself more effective in a lot of ways once I get in step with the new year.

Some time ago, I came across a simple verse that addresses the importance of being in step. When we are out of step, our rhythms are off.

When we aren’t in step, there’s more of a chance of stumbling. Things just don’t feel right. I sometimes feel this way when I am off with my sleep or exercise schedule. Worse yet, if my devotional schedule is off, I feel way out of step.

“Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.”
(Galatians 5:25 NIV)

Above all, I know I need to stay in step with the Holy Spirit once school starts. The laundry may fall behind and we may need to order takeout, but I must keep in the holy rhythm of spending time with God.

There’s too much to do. Too much to remember. Too much to keep straight.

Without God, I have zero chance of balancing life as a teacher, mom, and wife. When I get into the groove of taking quiet time away from the hustle of life to read the Bible and pray, I am aligning my steps with God’s.

If you are feeling out of step, stop and evaluate how you are spending your time. Are you in need of recalibration with the Holy Spirit? I know I am as I enter this busy season of life.

Find time to slip away and be still before Jesus. Open your Bible, open your heart, and open your mouth in praise. He will meet you and help you to get into step. He is faithful.

7 thoughts on “Keeping in Step with the Holy Spirit

  1. So true.
    My days are a train wreck when I don’t
    take the time when I first get out of bed
    to hear what the Holy Spirit has to say.
    When I’m on the way to work singing
    praises while listening to K-love or my
    CD’s and definitely while I’m at work.
    Thanking God for my office and being
    able to listen to K-Love all day.
    Zach is headed back to school on Sunday
    and whoever said it gets easier, well I’m
    still waiting. I know God has him I just
    need to keep believing.
    Please keep us in your prayers.

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