For each of our core values we have attributed a verse of Scripture. For the Living with God value there are so many we could have used, but we chose:
For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.Romans 8:14
This emphasised that our life in the Spirit in an on-going daily experience and not just occasional encounters. We want to be led by the Spirit, walk in the Spirit, keep in step with the Spirit, as a way of life. That’s how we’re transformed.
Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.Gal.5:25 NLT
It also reminds us that we are children of God and so is a reminder that it all begins with knowing the love of our Father. This is the first work of the Spirit in us:
…the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, ‘Abba, Father.’ The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.Romans 8:15-16 NIV
Then the Spirit is another Counsellor, just like Jesus (John 14:26) and he leads us into more truth that is found in Jesus (John 16:12-15). So it is the Spirit-led life which enables our intimate relationship with all the persons of the Trinity. It is the Spirit-led life that enables our Living with God.
Our world needs to be touched by Christians who are Spirit-filled, Spirit-led, and Spirit-empowered.Billy Graham
Thank you Jesus for sending the Holy Spirit. Thank you Holy Spirit that you enable us to know the Father and lead us more into Jesus. Help us to keep in step with you and follow you in every part of our lives. Amen