How to Know if You are Being Led by the Spirit
Are you being led by the Spirit of God? The Bible tells us in Romans 8:14 that "for as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God." This verse is teaching us that if we are led by the Spirit of God, then we are God's children. So, how do we know if we are being led by the Spirit of God?
The first way to be led by the Spirit of God is to read and study the Bible. The Bible is God's Word, and it is filled with wisdom and guidance that can help us live lives that are pleasing to God. It is also important to pray and ask God to lead and guide you in the decisions that you make. Asking Him to show you His will and to help you make wise choices is an essential part of being led by the Spirit.
The second way to be led by the Spirit is to listen to the Holy Spirit and actively seek to do what He is leading you to do. This can be done by paying attention to the promptings of the Holy Spirit in your heart and mind. When the Holy Spirit speaks to you, it can be in the form of a thought, a feeling, or an inner knowing. It is important to take the time to discern what the Holy Spirit is saying to you and to be obedient to His will.
Finally, it is important to seek wise counsel from trusted disciples of Christ. This is especially important in times when you are unsure of what to do or which direction to take. Having the input of people who have experience and spiritual wisdom can help guide and confirm the decisions you make. Being led by the Spirit of God is a powerful way to live a life that is pleasing to God. It is a way to stay close to Him and to experience the peace that comes with knowing that you are following His will.
Reading and studying the Bible, praying, and being obedient to the promptings of the Holy Spirit are essential to being led by the Spirit. And seeking wise counsel from trusted disciples is an important way to ensure that you are making wise decisions. As we seek to be led by the Spirit of God, we will become more and more in tune with His will and learn to recognize His guidance in our lives.
As already said, being led by the Spirit of God is an important part of living as a disciple of Christ. By reading and studying the Bible, praying, and being obedient to the promptings of the Holy Spirit, we can be sure that we are being led by God’s Spirit. Additionally, seeking wise counsel from trusted disciples of Christ can help us make sure that we are making wise decisions and following God’s will. By following the Spirit of God, we can be sure that we are living a life that is pleasing to God.
(c) Apostle Jonas Clark
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