Day: December 5, 2011

The Road By Which The Spirit Leads God’s Children!

J.C. Ryle 90x115by J.C. Ryle

"Heirs of God" 1878

"As many as are led by the Spirit of God–they are the sons of God." Romans 8:14

All true Christians are under the leading and teaching of a power which is Almighty, though unseen–even the power of the Holy Spirit. They no longer turn to their own way, and walk in the light of their own eyes, and follow their own natural heart’s desire. The Spirit leads them. The Spirit guides them. There is a movement in their hearts, lives, and affections, which they feel–though they may not be able to explain; and a movement which is always more or less in the same direction.

They are all led . . . away from sin, away from self-righteousness, away from the world!

“Some Through The Fire”

Vance Havner 90x115by Vance Havner 

“And I will bring the third part through the fire.” Zechariah 13:9

Why some lives move along in story-book fashion to happy endings, while others are a long tale of woe-that is one of the puzzles we shall have to let eternity explain. We know only that, while some pilgrims seem to travel mostly in green pastures and beside still waters, others must know flood and fire.

“God leads His dear children along,” but while they arrive eventually at the same destination, they do not fare the same en route. We are often perplexed but we need not be in despair, for even though the furnace be heated seven times hotter there will be with us one “like the Son of God.”