Thursday, January 22, 2015

Children of God Are Led by God

Encouragement for your daily walk with God

I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer, so you have to make things pretty simple if I am to understand them. So today, I’ve decided to have a simple talk with you about the Holy Spirit. The way many Christ followers talk about Him, you’d think that the Holy Spirit was nothing more than a powerful force, like in Star Wars: “May the Force be with you.” Or, “The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It's an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together” - Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Let me simplify: The Holy Spirit is God in you carrying out the work of Christ. Understanding the Holy Spirit is really that simple.

God is at work in you in three ways:

First, inwardly. He produces in you the Fruit of the Spirit - Galatians 5:22-24.

Second, upwardly. He prays for, or intercedes on your behalf - Romans 8:26.

Third, outwardly. He pours God’s love in your heart [Romans 5:5] so that you may be a witness for God - Acts 1:8.

If God, the Holy Spirit, is in you, you are His child. Let Him do His work. Then, it’s your turn. He leads, you obey!

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. Romans 8:14

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