Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.
(Romans 8:14 (NIV))
Over the course of our lives, we have all had various role models that have been instrumental in our lives. These are people whom we looked up to and for some, we came to the conclusion that we needed to imitate their lives.
How did that work out for you?
There is an old saying that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Before we choose to imitate, or to follow someone, we must make sure that they are worthy of being followed. All too often when we choose to follow someone, we end up being led astray. We place our trust in someone who, in spite of all that we think we see, is just as lost as we are, for they are only human and suffer from the very same problem that we all face.
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
(Romans 3:23 (NIV))
If we choose to imitate someone, if we choose to follow someone, we must set our standards higher than what we can attain as human beings. We should focus on Jesus and allow the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us in all that we do. The Holy Spirit will lead us into paths of righteousness. He will lead us as sons!
But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.
(Galatians 4:4-7 (NIV))
With this in mind, who or what are you led by?