Daily Devo - More Spirit and Less Stress - Day 4
DAY 4: FOLLOW THE HOLY SPIRIT
“If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.”
Galatians 5:25, ESV
Leaders have followers. Leaders who don’t have any one following them are just going on a walk. As Christians we are to follow our leader God. Jesus is our example, and our helper is the Holy Spirit. It’s like he’s the coach on the side lines cheering us on, the consultant who offers wise advice, the counselor who comforts us in our times of need, or the friend who isn’t afraid of telling you truth, even when it hurts.
If we are wise, we will follow the Apostle Paul’s advice and keep in step with the Spirit. We don’t need to rush ahead, or lag behind; just keep in step following his lead.
It’s something we have to be intentional about, or we will get left behind. It’s absolutely possible and more often than not, that we actually miss the work of the ministry of the Holy Spirit. That’s why Paul is urging us to keep in step! We must be like the cadet not wanting to fall out of line, but keeping a cadence with the others.
If we keep in step, we are more likely to see how God is working in our lives and the people around us. It’s important that we understand that God reveals himself in different ways; sometimes it’s spectacular, but more often it’s subtle and simple.
In 1 Kings 19:11-13, we read how God revealed himself to Elijah and called him to a mountain. “He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.”
More often than not, we are going to experience the whispers of the Holy spirit’s still small voice, there to guide us in the ordinary and mundane, the extraordinary and the majestic moments of our life. He’s there. The question is will you stop to listen?
As Psalm 37:5-7 says, “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him.” Will you stop and wait for him? Or as Psalm 62:5 says, “For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.” Can you wait in silence? If so, I believe you will hear from him. He is alive and doing fine.
He’s here right now. Will you let him lead you?
He is inviting you saying, “Follow me. Trust me. I know the way, and it’s for your good. Take each step with me. I will never leave or forsake you. Just take it one step at a time.”