“So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions.”
Galatians 5:16-17 NLT
A couple weeks ago, a friend of mine asked me about my journey with Christ. She asked me different things about my time with God and how I developed my relationship. Although she wasn’t asking because she didn’t know the importance of time spent with God, it helped me realize that many people don’t change because they don’t know God.
“He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.”
I John 2:4 NKJV
Many people know of God. There is a difference between knowing of Him and knowing Him. Getting to know God is a journey, but through scripture, God speaks loud and clear! This culture teaches us, “just do what makes you happy.” God’s word tells us to pick up our cross and follow him!
The thing I love about God is that he sent his Holy Spirit to help us! When you don’t know God or his word, you feel like God is far away. As a believer, the Holy Spirit lives inside of you. You don’t have to summon him (that’s not even biblical, but it’s what ppl try to do), you just have to get to know God and be obedient to what he tells you to do! If no one else tells you the truth, I will…We need to stop using God’s grace as a license to sin! Yes, we are all on a journey, but God tells us that we must repent. To repent means to ask for forgiveness and to turn away from the sin.
Stop using the excuse that God knows your heart! We use that excuse to get others off our case. Yes, God is actually the only one that knows your heart and that’s the irony of it all!
So, get to know God. Do that by spending time in his presence, spending time in his word, and being obedient to what he asks!
Are you following the guidance of the holy spirit or are you just doing what makes you happy???