THE SPIRIT-LED LIFE
Galatians 5:16 (LDB) I challenge you to think, speak, and act in obedience to the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Hebrews 3:12-13 (TPT) Search your hearts every day, my brothers and sisters, and make sure that none of you has evil [toiling alone] or unbelief hiding within you. For it will lead you astray, and make you unresponsive to the living God.
Psalm 50:1 (AMP) THE MIGHTY One, God, the Lord, speaks and calls the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.
The Holy Spirit endeavoring to lead, talk, communicate, and fellowship with you. God is NOT withholding His voice from you. God is broadcasting a signal!
Revelation 3:20 (TLB) Look! I have been standing at the door and I am constantly knocking. If anyone hears me calling him and opens the door, I will come in and fellowship with him and he with me.
James 1:5-8 (TLB) If you want to know what God wants you to do, ask him, and he will gladly tell you, for he is always ready to give a bountiful supply of wisdom to all who ask him; he will not resent it. But when you ask him, be sure that you really expect him to tell you, for a doubtful mind will be as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind; and every decision you then make will be uncertain, as you turn first this way, and then that. If you don’t ask with faith, don’t expect the Lord to give you any solid answer.
The starting place in hearing God’s voice is trusting that God is speaking. We often miss God’s voice because we look for the spectacular.
1 Kings 19:11-12 (NIV) The LORD said [to Elijah], “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.
Distractions are external, but God’s voice is internal.
John 13:21 (NIV) Jesus was troubled in spirit and testified, “Very truly I tell you, one of you is going to betray me.”
Acts 27:10 (NKJV) [Paul said] “Men, I perceive that this voyage will end with disaster and much loss.”
John 16:14 (AMP) He [the Spirit of Truth] will honor and glorify Me, because He will take of (receive, draw upon) what is Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) it to you.
Galatians 1:11-12 (AMP) I want you to know, brethren, that the Gospel which was proclaimed and made known by me is not man’s gospel [a human invention, according to or patterned after any human standard]. For indeed I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but [it came to me] through a [direct] revelation [given] by Jesus Christ.
God primarily speaks through perceptions, intuitive knowledge, and heart revelations.
Psalm 25:14 (AMP) The secret [of the sweet, satisfying companionship] of the Lord have they who fear (revere and worship) Hi, and He will show them His covenant and reveal to them its [deep, inner] meaning.
- #1 Satan moves us from relationship to legalism—law of Moses.
- #2 Satan moves us from relationship to lawlessness—grace of Jesus.
The ultimate goal is the same – God’s Spirit is NOT leading your life.
Deuteronomy 28:2 (AMP) All [God’s] blessings shall come upon you and overtake you if you heed the voice of the Lord your God.