Another Comforter

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

Christians are not led by external circumstances or situations. We are led by the Spirit of God. People will make mistakes and may or may not give us good advice but the Holy Spirit will always lead us in the right direction. Over the years I’ve looked to ministers, friends, family, and other people for advice. Sometimes the advice received was good and sometimes it was bad. I have learned the need to check in with the Holy Spirit in every situation regardless of what advice I’m given by people.

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Moving Step By Step Into The Plan Of God

A lot of people sit around beating themselves up for what they did not do but we must rise above this! If we’ve wasted time and blown it, we need to realize that God is merciful and will forgive us. It is not possible to recapture the lost time, but we can press forward just like Paul did when he was confronted by Jesus.

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God’s Second Choice

Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. (Ephesians 6:13)

We are going to have to learn how to stand if we are going to successfully fulfill the plan of God for our lives. If we do not learn this then there will always be an excuse for why we cannot stand or why we compromised. Each of us must ask ourselves the question of whether we are willing to drive a stake into the ground and declare that nothing less than the fullness of God’s plan will more us. God is not going to make this choice for us. He gave us a free will and we are the only ones who can make that decision.

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The Dangers of Compromise

Saul was the first king of Israel. The plan of God was for his kingdom to continue through his descendants. In 1 Samuel 13 is an account of a situation that occurred in the second year of Saul’s reign. The Philistines were attacking the kingdom and the prophet Samuel arranged to meet the king on a specific day and time to offer the burnt offering. The prophet was delayed and Saul chose not to wait. He offered the sacrifice which was a duty reserved solely for the priesthood. His impatience ended up costing him the entire kingdom!

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