…on following the leading of the Lord….
As believers, we’re aware of the importance…
of following “the inward witness,”
which is so vital to our well-being
and to our necessary spiritual fitness.
If we believe in the goodness of God
and that our Shepherd knows what’s best,
then it follows that by praying and following His lead,
we’ll be on the highest and most certain quest.
To put it in God’s words, you are His son,
when you’re someone who is Spirit led.
Make it your desire to do the will of the Father;
and, with the faith food of His Word, be fed.
Wait for His peace regarding decisions;
never go against what God has said in His Word.
It’s a lamp unto your feet and a light unto your path,
whereby your success is established and assured.
If our lives, in some instances, seem to be off course,
and that things aren’t turning out right,
it could be that we’ve not been walking by faith,
but, instead, just by our own sight.
Wise men (and women and even children)
still seek the Lord today, it’s said.
Thankfully, He’s the God of another chance–
so seek Him strongly in the days ahead.
P. A. Oltrogge
Currently, at http://www.capps.tv, you can hear Annette Capps on this topic. Her message is “God’s Third Choice.”
“Seek the Lord while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near.”
Isaiah 55:6 NASB
“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7 NKJV
“For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.”
Romans 8:14 NASB
“But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His Name.” John 1:12 KJV
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV
“Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
Psalm 119:105 KJV
“The entrance of Your words gives light…” Psalm 119:130 NKJV
“But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. Galatians 4:4-7 KJV
“Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:12-14 NKJV
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in him.’”
Lamentations 3:22-24 NRSV
More on the inward witness at http://www.rhema.org
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