Monday, June 6, 2011

Follow God’s Leading

Follow God's Leading

Proverbs 16:3


Trying to figure everything out before you obey God will steal your joy. God doesn't have to answer you when you ask, "Why God, why?" Trust means that you won't always have answers when you want them. Sometimes you just have to get to the other side of a situation to see the whole picture of what God is doing in your life.


God may be trying to separate you from some influence in your life that is keeping you from receiving the better plan He has for you. He may be "pruning" you to encourage new, healthier growth (see John 15:1-8). Use uncertain times to demonstrate your faith by trusting Him.


Let Disappointment Go


1 John 2:5

It can be disappointing when people who are close to us don't do what we would like for them to do. But if we really love them, we should encourage them to follow the Holy Spirit rather than try to keep us happy all the time.


Help others grow spiritually by encouraging them to listen for God's voice. Remind them that God will help them through mistakes and lead them to a good life. Soon they will be making spirit-led rather than people-led decisions.  It is tremendously gratifying to see loved ones mature spiritually in Christ.


The Law of the Spirit


Isaiah 12:2

Life is not just one long party; there will always be hard things and easy things mixed together in the events of your life. Regardless of what today brings, you can still have joy in the Lord, and that joy will give you strength to handle whatever comes your way on any given day.


When you follow Jesus, the law of the Spirit of life keeps you free to enjoy yourself because you can cast any burdens on the Lord (see Romans 8:2). God will lead you to know what to do, and He will energize you to do what needs to be done. You won't feel drained by life, but will grow through both the trials and the triumphs as you walk with God today.


Do What ever God Says


Romans 8:4

"In Him we live and move and have our being" (Acts 17:28). God is everything. Talk to Him all day long, every time you need to make a decision or overcome anything negative, Whatever He says to do, do it. If He says don't do it, don't do it. You don't belong to yourself; you belong to God.


Religious teaching tries to predetermine what God wants from you. But He will write on your heart what is good and what is bad for you to do. He will speak to your inner conscience and keep you safe, as long as you pay attention to His voice and do what He tells you. Throughout the day today, occasionally stop what you are doing and ask Him if there is anything He wants to say to you.


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