All who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons and daughters. 15 You didn’t receive a spirit of slavery to lead you back again into fear, but you received a Spirit that shows you are adopted as his children. With this Spirit, we cry, “ Abba, Father. ” 16 The same Spirit agrees with our spirit, that we are God’s children. 17 But if we are children, we are also heirs. We are God’s heirs and fellow heirs with Christ, if we really suffer with him so that we can also be glorified with him.
After an introduction on the nature of spiritual awareness, succeeding chapters explore ways Christians can develop their personal experience of God. Johnson describes various spiritual postures for being with God, listening to God, and attending the divine presence. Every chapter concludes with questions to prompt further reflection alone or in small groups and suggestions for journaling designed to let readers experience each posture in a concrete way.