It is impossible to overemphasize the value of being led by the Holy Spirit. By this divine ability, you will avoid pitfalls and moments of defeat simply by listening and following His lead.
Throughout my life I have enjoyed riding horses—after all, it’s what we cowboys do! Although I have a good idea of how to work a horse, I was taking a riding lesson a few years ago from a world-class instructor, and she demonstrated just how great an impact a slight leaning or nudge can have on a horse. Without the nudges and leans a rider uses to communicate with the horse, there is no telling where you would end up. A horse definitely has a mind of its own, and it takes those cues from the rider to end up at the right spot.
We too have a mind of our own, and without the help of the Holy Spirit, our lives would be a complete mess! John 10:10 reveals the will of the Father …I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. There is no surer way to experience this abundant life than with the help of the Holy Spirit. He is here to help make your life light and easy, enjoyable, joyful, and peaceful. He is here to help you overcome every obstacle and experience the BLESSED life Jesus paid for.
In Acts 1, we see where Jesus was speaking to His disciples about what was about to take place. Although they had been saved and had even seen Jesus raised from the dead, Jesus told them to wait in Jerusalem until they were endued with power from on High because He knew they would need it. In order to fulfill what God destined for them to accomplish, they needed the constant presence of the Holy Spirit in them—leading, guiding, and empowering them.
The same Peter who ran out of courage when Jesus was arrested was there when the Holy Spirit was poured out, and never again do we find Peter without courage—only tenacity and boldness to fulfill the call of God upon his life.
Friend, if you’re going to live a victorious life, YOU WILL NEED THE HELP OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, and one of the primary ways to access His help is by praying in the Holy Ghost—praying in other tongues regularly and consistently.
Although there are many people we could be praying for and situations we could be praying about, it’s important to recognize that we don’t always need to be mission-minded in our prayer life. Use your prayer language to help sensitize you to the leading of the Holy Spirit. Romans 8:26 says, Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought. His purpose in your life is to help you!
Not long ago my eyes were open to a very familiar verse while reading out of the Passion Translation… And I will ask the Father and he will give you another Savior, the Holy Spirit of Truth, who will be a friend to you just like me—and he will never leave you. (John 14:16)
The Aramaic word for Savior is paraqleta, which is taken from two root words…
- Praq—to end, finish, or to save
- Lyta—the curse
What a beautiful description of the Holy Spirit—He is here to end the curse in our lives and to save us from its every effect! If this is one of His functions for our lives, then why wouldn’t we take full advantage and sensitize ourselves to His nudges, promptings and leadings?
I am well aware of how busy this time of the year can get for many people, but “busyness” isn’t always necessary. Oftentimes it’s when life gets busy that we miss the promptings of the Holy Spirit, but this does not have to be your story as you close out 2019. Nobody has the ability to stop the curse in our lives like the Holy Ghost, but it is up to us to listen and obey.
God is so good to us. He gave us everything we would ever need to live a victorious life on this earth. Take advantage of the Holy Spirit living inside of you and yield to His leadings. He will NEVER steer you wrong, but only into life more abundant!
Phyllis and I are so thankful for you! We are praying for you and believing for this to be your greatest Christmas season you have ever experienced—full of peace, joy and love, just like our wonderful Jesus!