“All those led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons.” – Romans 8:14 HCSB
Sometimes, as believers, we have the wrong perspective about the leading of the Spirit. We think it’s hard and almost impossible.
Except we hear an audible voice or see a supernatural sign, we do not believe we’ve been led by God. Therefore, we miss out on the supernatural because we were waiting for the spectacular. But do you know God leads us everytime?
He does! Let see how as depicted in the scriptures. In fact, it appears that there are lots of scriptures to support this assertion.
First of all, our anchor scripture is one of them. It is worth repeating once again. It says “all those led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons.” – Romans 8:14 HCSB
This biblical text is not telling us how to be a son but who a son of God is. Another rendering of this text is “God’s sons are led by God’s Spirit.” Let’s bear it in mind that the people Paul was speaking to were already believers (Romans 1:7).
This text alone should settle it in your mind – you are led! Also, in Galatians 5:16-18, we are informed that those who walk in the Spirit are led by the Spirit. And if one is led by the Spirit, he will manifest the fruits of the spirit (Galatians 5:22).
It, therefore, means that whenever we make a moral choice (of which this is what the fruit of the Spirit entails), we are being led by the Spirit! This might look like nothing but it’s a big deal.
Whenever we exhibit the fruit of the Spirit, we are proving the prophecy in Ezekiel 36:26 (NKJV) which says, “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.”
The heart mentioned is a heart that is naturally submitted to the will and ordinances of God (Ezekiel 36:27).
It is the heart of the believer. When we got born again, the decisions we made morally changed. This is by leading of the Spirit. Knowing this helps us to know that He leads us in other aspects.
The same way we make moral choices by the Spirit, so can we make other choices – whether career, marital, educational, and so on.
Tomorrow, we will explore how the Spirit helps us to make these other choices.
Activity: Meditate and pray on the biblical texts supplied above. Make sure you put away every distraction as you do so.