Over the course of a year, there tends to be a couple of messages, sermons that I can’t avoid. As conviction lingers, the truth conveyed doesn’t go away. While laying in bed the other night, one thought kept repeating itself, “who’s leading who?”
When you enter into a new relationship, Romans 10:9-10, priorities should change. However, if you are use to living a certain way, its hard to adjust or alter your lifestyle. Although some Christians may talk a good game, yielding control over to Jesus as Lord can be a constant struggle. Subsequently, some days you do it your way and occasionally you take God’s advice.
The apostle Paul suggests the an internal battle is brewing, Galatians 5:16-18, with sinful desires trying to remain in control. Meanwhile, these distractions attempt to block your communication with God, Galatians 5:25. The only way to distinguish God’s still small voice is by keeping in step with the Holy Spirit. The Lord doesn’t force the issue. Rather, the choice is yours: to live by the Spirit or indulge your fleshly desires. Who’s leading who? This answer will be revealed by the fruit that you bear, John 15:7-8.
by Jay Mankus