Do I follow the leading of the Spirit when I speak or is goodness my motivation? How precious & meaningful every syllable would be if only the Spirit spoke.
Man can be a vessel to carry God’s words, but never are we the source of spiritual accuracy. My logical application of principles and precepts are simply my opinions, whereas God-directed and inspired wisdom is holy and filled with His Life and power to perform.
All the enemy has is the power to convince. If he can gain my agreement and consent, then he has my life.
The willful independence of thinking rather than listening has always earned me the same consequences as those received in the Garden—separation from God.
We have a lovely parting gifts from the fall in the Garden – opinions. Opinions are actually imprisoning walls containing me and block my acceptance of God's sovereign move.
There's someone trying to lead us. It isn't accidental, it's quite purposeful. They desire to motivate us, guide our decisions, and direct our activity.
During our recent server transfer to a new host I saw a principle of life that I experience daily. It’s not easy to live out. Living life listening not knowing.
When we settle into a revelation of God rather than God Himself, He might bring another facet of His truth to keep us knowing Him, not just the revelation.
Anyone can preoccupy themselves with doing. Being a doer is simple. But who is behind all the doing of the doers? Is it the doer, or is it God?
Why are you listening to another’s voice? The other day I listen to the many voices with their own agendas rather than God who is THE agenda. It didn't work out to well!
Humanity shares a primal suspicion that the will of God is the worst of all possibilities. But if we really understood His will, we'd rejoice in it!
The Lord’s Prayer is perhaps the most famous passage of scripture after John 3:16. But I too often mistake memorization with knowing – or even mastery.