“For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
This is really good news! It may not sound like it at first because putting to death the deeds of the body doesn’t sound like much fun, does it? You have to make sure you put your focus on Who is doing the heavy lifting – the Spirit of the Almighty God. The same power that raised Jesus is at work in us! I told you this is good news! So here’s the bottom line – as I sat there and tried to take this in, the Lord Jesus made it very simple for me. Here is what He said:
I love you and I will lead you by My Spirit in you. Do not be afraid. Simply take My hand and follow Me.
And He gave me the grace to do just that. Sunday was a great day because I had no agenda except to follow His lead. It was a really special day, and I hope, a taste of freedom and victory to come. I’m still absorbing these lessons and learning to walk in them every day.
In the meantime, part of God’s plan for me is to take some time off to spend with my husband and my children. This means I won’t be publishing a “Heart to Hear” for the next couple of weeks. Pray for us - it’s always exciting when a mom, dad, and six kids get in the car for an extended period of time!
Abba Father, please lead us by Your Spirit. Give us grace to see what You are doing and follow Your lead. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.