Since the launch of standrewskirk.com I have neglected to post my audio messages on this blog. I’ve decided to correct that and to post the audio messages on each site. By posting them here also, I can include a brief introduction to the message……
On July 11, I delivered a message entitled, “Be Led By The Spirit”, based on Romans 8:5-16. The key point is simple: Our thoughts, words, and actions are to be governed by another. We should not live our life according to our instincts or our preferences. As followers of Jesus, we ought to be led by the Spirit of Jesus, in order to be conformed to the will of God.
Conformity to God’s will is not our default position. Nor is this something we come to by following our “gut feelings”. We are conformed to God’s will as we make a choice to live according to God’s Spirit. According to Paul, this is also our “obligation” (Romans 8:12) and provides evidence that we have been truly redeemed and are indeed “Sons of God” (Romans 8:14).
Soul satisfaction comes when we choose to be led by the Spirit of Christ. That is my daily struggle and pursuit. Moreover, I want to be led by the Spirit of Christ so that I can be an effective servant for my Heavenly Father’s kingdom. I want that for you too. Have a listen, and choose to be led by another.