In the days of old, the Irish monks, in their efforts to evangelize the nations, would get into coracles (think Reepicheep at the end of the Voyage of the Dawn Treader) and let the wind of God blow them wherever (no oars, no rudders) and trust completely in the Lord to lead them where he wanted them to go – wherever the landed was where they evangelized – and some places they went, led by the Spirit, led to revivals.
The Spirit-led life is not the Self-led life – soon as we put our Self and or our own agenda ahead of the Spirit, we’ve abandoned the Spirit-led life. To live the Spirit-led life is to abandon the Self-led life – to live the Spirit-led life is to abandon the Self and to live Self abandoned-ly to the God and the leading of the Holy Spirit in one’s life.
and boy, that can sure be hard to do, especially when living the Self-led life….
in what sense might the Lord be having us get on a coracle and let him lead us in or lives? If we desire to live the Spirit-led life, we must be willing to get into the coracles and let the Spirit lead us.