Led By

Galatians 5:25—”If we live by the Spirit, by the Spirit let us also walk.”

What does it mean to live by the Spirit?

If we are going to live by the power of the Spirit, there has to be some communication between us and the Spirit.

“What does it mean to be led by the Spirit? In terms of particulars, that depends somewhat on which biblical passage one is examining. But overall, it means depending on God’s guidance in our lives, so we walk in the paths he wants us to walk. We don’t always in every case know exactly what his leading is, but our trust is more in his ability to lead us than in our ability to hear him. We follow our best sense of his leading, and trust in him to order our steps. 

As we grow in our sensitivity to the Spirit, however, there is one area where we can be sure that his presence in our life will lead us: what is truly the leading of the Spirit will guide us in ways pleasing to God, always opposed to inclinations that do not. That is, the Spirit will never contradict the moral point that God’s Spirit already revealed in Scripture; the Spirit will empower us to live according to God’s heart.”  From craigkeener.com

Romans 8:14—”For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.”

Galatians 5:18—”But if ye are led by the Spirit, ye are not under the law.”

When we are walking a busy street and come to an intersection, we: stop, look and listen before crossing.  He is calling us to do the same as His Spirit leads us each day, we learn to recognize His leading.

Lord, may You give us the faith we need to trust in and follow the leading of Your Spirit in our daily lives.   

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