For all who are led by the Spirit of God
are sons of God.
– Romans 8:14 (ESV)
Every season of our lives should be marked and characterized by God’s guidance. God has purposes and goals in every season, that He wants to reveal to His children.
God promised Abraham He would deliver his descendants from a future slavery (Genesis 15:13-14). When the time came for the promise to come to pass, God used Moses to lead captive Israel out of Egypt. God led by a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. God’s dream was for Israel to enter into the Promised Land! The Lord expected them to believe His Word. Tragically, they disappointed Him.
However, in the next generation, Joshua leads them into The Land. This time, God asks the people to follow the Ark of the Covenant, instead of pillars of cloud and fire. Israel followed the instructions and entered into the Land, but do not possess it in its fullness.
King David learns a hard lesson about God’s guidance when he decides to bring the Ark of the Covenant into Jerusalem. The Lord wanted the Ark to be located in Jerusalem, but He wanted to bring it in His way. Because they did not seek explicit instructions from the Lord, a man named Uzzah died because he touched the Ark.
The Lord wants us to be sensitive to His guidance without holding onto our past experiences with Him. The Greek word for “led,” used in Romans 8:14 means “to bear, bring, carry, lead.” God wants to gently, tenderly and softly lead us in every season of our lives. All He is looking for is a heart that is open to His guidance.
Do we want to know how and where the Lord is leading us in this season? Let’s come into His presence without our own agenda and be ready to hear what He wants to say to us.
This blog was a part of Andrey’s new book “Come With Me Into His Presence”