Spirit Minded and Spirit Led
“For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. ” —Romans 8:14
Spirit-led people are spiritually-minded people. The mind is command central. That’s why we need to think about things that please the Holy Spirit. And it’s why we need to protect our minds.
Writing to the Christians in Rome, the apostle Paul said, “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God” (Romans 8:14 NLT). God wants to lead us as His children.
It comes down to what we think about. As British author Samuel Smiles pointed out, “Sow a thought, and you reap an act; sow an act, and you reap a habit; sow a habit, and you reap a character; sow a character, and you reap a destiny.”
Paul continued, “So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, ‘Abba, Father.’ For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children” (verses 15–16 NLT).
Remember, you’re adopted by God. You’re loved by God and welcomed by God. And your life is under His control. So, think about these things because they please the Holy Spirit.
When life brings its struggles we can be devastated by worry and forget these simple truths. That’s why we need to remind ourselves of them again and again.
The opposite of living a Spirit-filled life is living a worldly one. Paul put it this way: “Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things” (verse 5 NLT). This describes people who only think about satisfying their impulses and the appetites of their flesh, but they never think about spiritual things.
Paul went on to say, “But those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit” (verse 5 NLT).
So, let's protect our mind and be spirit filled and spirit led.
Make Him the focus of your life. All things are possible with God.