How many really want to be led by the spirit
How many really want to be led by the spirit? This will mean that we have to decide to obey what the spirit leads us to do, don’t we?
What is the opposite of being led by the spirit? I want, I think, I feel…. I constantly confuse my feelings with the will and the moving of God.
Being led by the spirit in all areas of our lives. Being led by the spirit will lead you into developing the fruit of the spirit. He will also lead us into the blessings that he has prepared for us. (1Cor.2:9-10)
1 One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, with the people crowding round him and listening to the word of God, 2 he saw at the water's edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. 3 He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat. 4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch." 5 Simon answered, "Master, we've worked hard all night and haven't caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets." 6 When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. 7 So they signalled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.
1. You must be willing to die to yourself: I want I think I feel…. Our flesh dominating our desires. My flesh wants to convince God that our will is his will.
Submitting: is being willing not to get your own way.
16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. (KJV)
41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
· It’s time that you tell your flesh NO!
· The spirit of God will lead you into natural things too. Not just the spectacular spiritual things. He will lead you to do the will of God in all areas.
2. You must be Willing to make an investment: Don’t get tired of doing what is right.
Being willing to do the things that are not comfortable. Making the investment in what God has for us to do. What is that called? WORK. Working at developing ourselves.
3. Free from the fear of Man.