“For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.”
When we become Christians we give the leadership of our lives over to Holy Spirit. In this scripture the Apostle Paul says “for those who are led”. This suggests that not all will be led by Holy Spirit. We may ask, if He doesn’t lead you, who does? Or what does? Life can very easily lead you. Circumstances can lead you. Emotions can lead you. Pain can lead you. Money can lead you. The past can lead you. The list goes on and on! There are so many things that can lead you, however God desires for His Spirit to lead us. The reason is obvious – He is the best leader there is, for He is also God. That connotes that He knows the past, He knows the present, and He’s been in the future. More than that He knows you, your calling, gifts, circumstances, talents and everything else that pertains to you. Therefore, He is the best leader we can ask for. But how does He lead us?
– He leads us through the Bible.
– He leads us through our conscience.
– He leads us through people.
– He leads us in prayer.
– He leads us through nature and much more.
The case in point is simple, He leads and we follow. Items that snip away at His leading are our flesh, our opinions, our selfishness, our arrogance and also our own inability to let go. But Praise God, He helps us over time to become better followers, as we change and transform into the likeness of Jesus Christ.
The Greek word for “led” as used here in scripture is the word ago. Ago is an agricultural word that was used to depict how farmers would walk a cow by a rope. Normally the farmer would put the rope around the animal’s neck and lead them as they walked in front. This demonstration gives us a beautiful picture to Holy Spirit’s desire to lead us and walk in front of us. The more we follow Him, the more productive and fruitful our lives will be. Christians shouldn’t seek after comfort; rather, we must produce fruitfulness.
Questions to ask:
Ask yourself the following questions as you reflect on the reality that Holy Spirit wants to lead you:
Am I sensitive to the leading of Holy Spirit?
Do I resist His leading at times when I want to do things my way?
Am I easily led by other external or internal stimuli like emotions and/or circumstances?
Let’s pray together:
Father God, thank You that You gave me Holy Spirit to lead me. Help me not to be led by my emotions, circumstances, past or any other thing that wants to lead me. Help me to become sensitive to Your leading through Your Spirit. Father, please assists me in becoming more sensitive to Your voice. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen!
In this day, I choose to be led by Holy Spirit. I will not allow my emotions, or my circumstances to lead me. The past is behind me and God’s promises are before me. I choose today to be fully obedient to His voice!
This was an extract from my devotional book,
“The King’s Chamber: 28 Day Journey to Change”
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