So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 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. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
by: Trisha Gerstel.
Just like a father reaches out his hand to lead his child across a busy road, the Spirit of God reaches out His hand to lead us through life. God’s desire is to protect us from the busy road while at the same time teaching us how to look for dangers and avoid them. However, just as a child cannot be lead across the road without taking his father’s hand, we cannot be led by the Holy Spirit unless we grab hold of His truth and walk in the path of His Word.