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Guided by the Spirit

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But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.

John 16:13

The Spirit will guide us all truth, and away from Satan’s lies.? The Spirit speaks only what he hears, and this means our connection to Christ is through the Spirit. Christ guides us through life by placing thoughts in our minds and changing the desires of our hearts.

The language of the Lord is his Word, which means the more we know the Word the more we notice the Lord’s thoughts in our minds. When we read the Word, pray for what the Lord wants us to understand, because the Word is alive. For the word of God is alive and active (Hebrews 4:12) The Lord speaks to us through the Word as read and meditate on scripture. If we are praying for understanding from the Lord, then expect him to answer with thoughts of understanding.

The more we read and obey the Word, the easier it becomes to hear the Lord’s thoughts.  We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. (1 John 2:3).  As we seek the Lord’s guidance in obeying his commands, the more we will recognize his voice especially when bringing Christ to others.  The Holy Spirit will also bring relevant scriptures to our minds, guiding us in making right choices.

It is important to capture every thought and immediately go to the Lord, because if we wait the thought is conceived in the mind, and Spirit’s conviction will rapidly decrease. God designed our brain this way, for the purpose of training us to quickly go to him. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:5). Immediately seeking Godly counsel shows our dependence on the Lord making it easier to hear his thoughts.

The more we depend on the Lord, the more control we serve the Lord, the better we will hear his voice. We need his Word so that we can minister to others, because everything we say needs Biblical support. I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. (John 15:5) As we obey the Lord’s will, ministering to others, we will hear the Lord’s voice through the Spirit, giving us the words and scriptures to speak. I have been guided many times by the Spirit when ministering to others, teaching a class, or preaching.

Today seek to hear the Lord speaking into your thoughts, with scriptures that you know. Be still inside and listen for the thoughts coming from the Lord. Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. (Psalm 46:10) Praising the Lord is the highest form of worship, and assures us the Lord is near to us.

Prayer:  Lord thank you for speaking to me through your Word, through the Spirit, and through other Christians. Hearing your voice is really humbling and creates a truly thankful heart.    In Jesus name, Amen