How do you know if you are right with God? Paul of Tarsus put it this way: “For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.” Are you being led by the Spirit? Are you obeying the Spirit’s inner promptings, leadings, guidings, and urgings?
Here are several comments about being led by the Spirit from Catherine Booth, co-founder of The Salvation Army:
“If people would only be obedient to the urgings of the Spirit, they would never lose those urgings.”
“Will you obey the urgings of the Spirit? Will you give up your reasonings? Will you give up your likes and dislikes, and obey? If you will, then He will come to you more and more.”
“Those who are in fellowship with Jesus, those who are walking in the light, those who have the Holy Ghost; know how the Spirit is leading them.”
“God will hold you responsible for obedience to the teaching of His Spirit.”
“Those who have really been converted and have become backsliders in heart, frequently confess and bemoan their unfaithfulness to the monitions (warnings) of the Spirit.”
“Oh! see to it that you get awake and keep awake, and be willing to follow the Spirit’s teaching, in everything, at all costs and sacrifice.”
“Lord, if You will, revisit me with those urgings of Your Spirit which I used to have, I will obey.”
“Lord, speak for Yourself; powerfully work on the hearts of your people and awake them.”
“The leading, teaching, and urging of the Holy Ghost is the condition of effectual prayer.”
“God is raising up a people who know how to testify what God has done for them.” –Catherine Booth (co-founder of The Salvation Army).
*****Every Sunday at The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center in Nashville, TN, we live out that quotation. Rather than a 1-man sermon, ordinary people show and tell what God has done as prompted by the Spirit! It’s always amazing. Come see . .