The Spirit's leading!
("Every Day!" Author unknown, 1872)
"As many as are led by the Spirit of God—they are the sons of God." Romans 8:14
Here is a mark of divine sonship: All who follow the leadings of the Holy Spirit—they are children of God.
The Spirit leads His followers to the looking-glass of Divine truth. Here they discover their spiritual deformity and impurity. Here they see what they are—and what they need.
The Spirit leads them to the throne of grace—and there He helps their infirmities, and makes intercession for them according to the will of God.
The Spirit leads them to the cross! When they see Jesus dying for their sins, atoning for their transgressions—they lose the burden of guilt.
The Spirit leads them in the path of loving obedience—and they experience the blessedness of keeping Christ's commands.
The Spirit leads them in the track of the Good Shepherd—and enables them to hear His voice and to follow Him.
"As many as are led by the Spirit of God—they are the sons of God."
Many, alas! are following the leadings of a very different spirit—"the spirit that works in the children of disobedience!" He leads, by paths of unbelief and sin—to endless misery and ruin! Beloved reader, beware of following his leadings—and prayerfully yield yourself to the guidance of the Spirit of truth and love.
"Show me Your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long." Psalm 25:4-5
Spirit of Truth, my Leader be,
And seal adoption mine;
Impress Christ's image on my heart,
The pledge of bliss divine!