The Holy Spirit Will Guide Us

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
Romans 8:14

There are many Christians today who are struggling with questions surrounding the plan of God for their lives.

  • “How do I know if I am in the right job?”
  • “Am I attending the right church that God has called me to be at?”
  • “How do I know if I am marrying the right person?”

The good news is that Jesus has given us the Holy Spirit. He is with us and wants to guide us. We must learn to recognize His presence if we are going to follow His leadings.

As we progress in our study it is important that we recognize the impossibility of walking in the plan of God without the Holy Spirit’s guidance. He dwells in the spirit of every Christian. If we do not recognize His indwelling presence how will we follow His leadings?

There are some people who seem to receive more of His guidance than others. Others seem to receive His help moment by moment through their days. This frustrates many people in churches who feel like He is playing favorites.

I have learned that the Holy Spirit is always working to guide us. He has taken up residence in the spirit of every person who has made Jesus their Lord. We will never find ourselves in a situation where He is not leading us. The issue is that many do not recognize His leadings because they have never been taught to recognize Him.

One of the keys to developing in spiritual things is found in our relationship with the Holy Spirit. He longs to fellowship with every person whether they are saved or unsaved. People who have not invited Jesus into their hearts cannot fellowship with Him so He works to draw them to Christ.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.
2 Corinthians 13:14

Paul closed his second letter to the Corinthian church with an exhortation for them to have “communion” with the Holy Ghost. Communion is fellowship. Fellowship is birthed in relationship.

The Holy Spirit desires to have a relationship with us. A relationship requires effort. If we are not setting aside time to spend time with Him, we will not develop in our relationship.

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
Romans 8:14

The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.
Romans 8:16

Christians should be led by the Holy Spirit every step of each day. I believe that many are not because they do not recognize Him. If you read through the book of Acts you will see that He was very real to the early Christians.

The Holy Spirit was real in the lives of the early Christians. He should be just as real to us today. Paul tells us in the last verse of 2 Corinthians that we can fellowship with Him. Fellowship implies a closeness that is not possible with an inanimate or impersonal force.

Satan has deceived the Church into thinking that the Holy Spirit is nothing more than an inanimate force that carries the anointing. He is so much more. When we talk about the anointing we are talking about His presence. As we spend time hidden away with Him that presence will begin to rub off on us. People will notice something different about us.

Paul tells us in Romans 8 that we can be led by Him. He knows everything about every decision that we will ever have to make. I believe that He is continuously leading every Christian in every decision we make. Many are not aware of His leadings because they have not taken the time to develop in their relationship with Him.

So let me ask you a question. What would your life look like if you were led by Him in every decision that you make every single day? How would your career be impacted if every decision that you make is done only with His guidance?

If we were led by the Spirit in every decision we would never make the wrong choice. We would never lose on any investment and we would always be in the right place at the right time. Can you imagine what that kind of life would be like?

We obviously are not going to get it right every time because of our humanity. It is possible though to develop in our relationship with Him and become more accurate in our ability to sense His leadings. I would much rather make the right choice the majority of time than the minority!

One of the enemies greatest tricks is to pressure people to make decisions. Quick decisions will almost always be the wrong ones. Learning to be led by the Holy Spirit requires us to learn patience. There will be times that we are unable to move forward because we have not received a clear leading. The question is, are we willing to take a step back and wait until we are clear about His direction?

As we move forward in our study let me say again that the Holy Spirit is not some impersonal force. He is a person who wants to get to know us.

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
John 14:16-18

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
John 14:26

We see in these verses that Jesus referred to the Holy Spirit as “He” or “Him”. Jesus was aware that the Holy Spirit was a person. Why aren’t we equally aware?

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.
2 Corinthians 13:14

We have already looked at this verse. Paul exhorts us to have “communion” with the Holy Spirit. There are some who argue that God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are three separate individuals. If this is true then why are they referred to individually in this and numerous other passages?

  • …grace of the Lord Jesus Christ
  • …the love of God
  • …the communion of the Holy Ghost

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