Walking in the Spirit
When we talk about love and joy and peace and patience, we’re not talking about, “How are we going to import and pull in these foreign objects into our hearts because we have so little love, so little joy, so little peace, so little patience, and so on?” No.
In any really dynamic Christian there is a fight going on.
J.C. Ryle had a chapter in his book called “The Fight,” and in it he says a true Christian is known not only for his inner peace but also for his inner warfare. It’s just a different warfare. The fight has moved to another spot. The warfare is … What does Paul call it? He says fight the what kind of fight? Good fight.
To Live By The Spirit and Not the Flesh
Recognize that ordinarily both motives are there at the same time