Spirit Led Life

What does it mean to live a “Spirit Led Life”?

Acts 1:4-5, 8

“On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit…..but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

 

What is the purpose of the Holy Spirit? 

Spiritual Empowerment (Acts 1:8, Matthew 28:18)

Personal Transformation (Galatians 5:22-26) 

 

In the illustration below think about this path as a journey walking towards the sun. The shadow is meant to be behind you as you journey towards Christ. Then when darkness comes, those dark valleys of life, we allow God to be a lamp to our feet (one step at a time) and a light to our path (provision of vision and direction). Along the way we experience the Spirit Led mission of God all around us in the people we meet, the projects we work on, and the formation we experience both individually and communally. The mission is to make disciples of Jesus. Not followers of us, or “believers” but active participants in the life of Christ.

Not interested in God or what God might be doing in your life where interests are directed by self, often resulting in discord, confusion and frustration.
Attempting to live the Christian life on your own strength where interests are still directed by yourself will still lead to discord, confusion, and frustration.
Living a life where your interests are directed by the Spirit will lead to harmony with God’s plan and clarity of mind and heart about God’s purposes.

Spiritual Practices to develop and practice a Spirit Led Life:

All of these rhythms are foundational in cultivating a flourishing, spirit-led life. Putting these rhythms into practice will help develop and grow in spirit-led living. If you haven’t already, take a moment to learn more about each of these other rhythms.
Daily Office
Sabbath
Life Together

Additional Resources for practicing a Spirit Led Life:

Rhythm Teaching Series

This was a series we did in January 2020 all about establishing a life-giving rhythm for life and faith.

Week 1- Developing a rule/rhythm of life & daily office

Week 2- The reorienting power of Sabbath

Week 3- Navigating through stages of life & a dark night of the soul

Other resources:

Society Church’s Connect Booklet

Our connect booklet is a resource meant to help with your spiritual growth here at Society Church

A Rule of Life Workbook

 a helpful resource to think through and write out your own rule of life for 2020 and beyond

Celebration of Discipline

a classic book that gives ideas of different practices that can be incorporated into your rule of life

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

a great resource for discovering a holistic faith and practices on how to embrace it.

Rhythm of Life Home Page