May 1st Guidance by the Holy Spirit

Bible Reading: Prov. 20:27; Acts 27:9-14

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Rm. 8:14 ‘For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God’.

One of the most important things a child of God must learn is how to be led by the Spirit of GOD. This could mean the difference between success and failure or more importantly between life and death. A Christian gentleman I know travelled to Africa a few years ago and was attacked by 6 armed men. One of the men pointed the gun and vowed to shoot him. Now, he could have been shot and people would say, “He was a child of God and was shot by armed bandits. Why?”

What they would not realise was that about an hour earlier the gentleman had had an inner nudge to go to a different place and retire for the day but he decided it didn’t make sense! Grace and mercy saved him, but by not heeding to the leading of the spirit could have cost him his life. The same bears true in the bible reading for today. In Acts 27 Paul warned the sailors of impending danger, but his warning was disregarded and that almost cost all of them their lives.

The Holy Spirit guides us by witnessing to our spirit man. Have you ever made a decision and “something” on the inside of you just keeps nudging you not to? Well as a believer, that “something” is actually someone, The Holy Spirit, seeking to guide you. Paul wrote that “the Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God” Rm. 8:16. He also stated that his conscience bore him “witness in the Holy Spirit” Rom. 9:1. The more we pay attention to this inner nudge or voice, the easier it gets and the more accurate we become in walking the paths designed for us by God.

It is quite dangerous to wait until major decisions have to be made before we start listening to the voice of the Spirit. We must start from the little things. When you receive an inner nudging or leadings like “You should not have spoken to Sister X like that, apologise”, don’t shrug it off as unimportant. Obey and by doing so, you start living with the Holy Spirit as your guide.

Even our Lord Jesus was “led by the Spirit” Lk. 4:1. Don’t wait until a marriage or any other life changing decision needs to be made before you start seeking His guidance. Start NOW.

Prayer:
• Pray for God’s guidance in all your ways, your family, your career and your business. Ps. 37: 5; Prov. 3:5
• Decree that you hear the voice of the Spirit and refuse the voice of strangers. John 10:27; Rom 8:14

Thought for the day:
Following the leading of the Spirit is the master key to a life of endless triumph.

1 Comment

  1. Jesus was lifted up to heaven. Now he is with God, at God’s right side. The Father has given the Holy Spirit to him, as he promised. So Jesus has now poured out that Spirit.
    “The Helper will teach you everything and cause you to remember all that I told you. This Helper is the Holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name.
    The Holy Spirit will come on you and give you power.”

    The Spirit that we have makes us God’s chosen children.
    And with that Spirit we cry out,“ Abba, Father.”
    And the Spirit himself speaks to our spirits and makes us sure that we are God’s children. 
    And don’t make the Holy Spirit sad. God gave you his Spirit as proof that you belong to him and that He will keep you safe until the day He makes you free. 
    The teaching that God spoke through angels was shown to be true. And every time his people did something against that teaching, they were punished.
    So surely we also will be punished if we don’t pay attention to the salvation we have that is so great.

    It is just as the Holy Spirit says: “If you hear God’s voice today, don’t be stubborn as you were in the past, when you turned against God.
    So I was angry and made a promise: They will never enter my place of rest.”
    David understood this and said in Psalms 51:11
    “Don’t push me away or take your Holy Spirit from me.”
    Therefore we must be more careful to follow what we were taught. We must be careful so that we will not be pulled away from the true way.
    (Acts 2:33; John 14:26
    Acts 1:8)
    ( Romans 8:15-16; Ephesians 4:30
    Hebrews 2:2-3; Hebrews 2:1)
    (Hebrews 3:7-8
    Psalms 51:11; Hebrews 2:1)

    Just to show you my gratitude and my appreciation of your counsel pastor. I also wanted to join you in this beautiful message by reinforcing what you said through the word of truth .
    Remain blessed pastor

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