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Read Romans 8:12-17


Read Romans 8:12-17

12 So then, my brothers and sisters, we have an obligation, but it is not to live as our human nature wants us to. 13For if you live according to your human nature, you are going to die; but if by the Spirit you put to death your sinful actions, you will live. 14Those who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s children. 15For the Spirit that God has given you does not make you slaves and cause you to be afraid; instead, the Spirit makes you God’s children, and by the Spirit’s power we cry out to God, “Father! my Father!” 16God’s Spirit joins himself to our spirits to declare that we are God’s children. 17Since we are his children, we will possess the blessings he keeps for his people, and we will also possess with Christ what God has kept for him; for if we share Christ’s suffering, we will also share his glory.

Think

Those who are led by God's Spirit are God's children.  To be led by the Spirit you need to pay more attention to God than to your own personal desires.  The Spirit helps us with this.

Pray

Lord I forget to be led by your Spirit.  I pay so much attention to what I want.  But when I pay attention to your Spirit I am blessed - when I pay attention to myself I am frustrated.  Help me to remember you with every breath today.

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