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Bible Study: Learning to Be Led By the Spirit
How to be led by the Spirit of God
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• Does God Speak
to Us Today?
These are the questions that so many Christians are asking? And, the answer is found in the Word of God.
Children Must Learn:
It took time for us to learn these things. Sometimes we failed to FOLLOW the advice of our parents, and very often this ended up in our being hurt.
I am sure that you can think of a hundred other examples where we (or others we know) ended up getting hurt or suffering the consequences of NOT FOLLOWING the warnings, advice, or instructions of those who knew better.
Just as we had to learn to FOLLOW our NATURAL parents, as children of God, we must also learn to FOLLOW the voice of our Heavenly Father.
BEING LED BY THE SPIRIT:
The problem is that just like many natural children, Christians fail to FOLLOW after the leading of the Spirit.
There are 2 main reasons why this is so:
Consequently they don't realize that it is in reality - the Spirit of God that is attempting to LEAD them.
Following The Spirit:
It is the same thing with being LED by the Spirit of God. In order for Him to LEAD you - YOU must FOLLOW.
And it is imperative that the Christian realize that God NEVER wastes words, or time. When He attempts to LEAD you - it is for your benefit....And whether or not you FOLLOW will have a direct affect on YOUR LIFE - and the lives of those around you.
LEARNING HOW TO BE LED BY THE SPIRIT:
Recognizing His Voice:
You will make mistakes.
You must endeavor to recognize WHEN the Spirit is attempting to LEAD you - and then you must FOLLOW His leading. It won't take long before you begin to recognize when the Spirit is leading you - and when it is not. It becomes even easier when you ASK GOD to HELP YOU - TEACH YOU - TRAIN YOU.
WHERE DO I START?
After all, Jesus said: "...when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth..." - - - And we know that the Word of God is spirit - and TRUTH.
Jesus promised that one thing the Spirit of God will do; is to help us, and guide us in our study of the WORD. So what better place to start practicing being led by the Spirit than during our personal study time?
Have You Noticed?
What do you think that is?
But most Christians don't realize this - so they don't FOLLOW.... and the results end up unfavorably. A problem could have been avoided, or easily dealt with, but because of the child's failure to FOLLOW the leading of the SPIRIT - they now have to deal with it!
MAKE A START:
Start in your daily reading of the Word. Begin to FOLLOW the leading of the Spirit. If He brings a scripture to mind during your reading - Look it up - follow it - so what if you read a little longer - learn a little more. The result will be greater revelation and growth.
If He causes a WORD or a PHRASE to "jump out". Re-read it (several times if necessary!)
Concentrate rather on being LED by the Spirit. Find out what HE wants you to learn today. It is better to read 5 verses and receive revelation and instruction - then to read 5 chapters and get nothing.
A Simple Approach
So I just go back and re-read it. Several times if I have to! But I am NOT going to walk away from the Word of GOD and NOT get anything!
No sir! If it's His Word - then He MUST have something to SAY to ME - TODAY! And I am going to FIND OUT WHAT IT IS!
I am going to purpose to be led by His Spirit and find out what He is trying to get thru to me. How about You?
Begin to Practice:
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