Living By The Spirit

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

Oh Father, I come before Your throne this morning to hear Your voice, to spend time with You; to come to know You more. You are my God. There is none beside You. It is from You that I receive the words of life. I yield to You this morning. Have Your way in me today. Calm my anxious soul and speak hope and direction to my heart. For You are the One that I praise!

 

“Do not let your heart be troubled, Child. Look unto Me for I am your hope of salvation. There is no other way but Mine. Seek Me with all your heart and you will find Me. I am near; closer than a brother. I am within you. Follow and I will lead you. Do not look to the right or to the left. Look only unto Me. You are My child and I will lead you by My Spirit within. Lean not on your own understanding, but trust in Me. I know all things that will transpire in your life. I know the road ahead of you and what obstacles you will encounter. Your best interest is in My heart. I will not leave you to walk that road alone. Lean on Me, for I am your strength and salvation. Trust My judgment for I know what is best for you.”

One of the hardest lessons for me in life has been learning to lean on the Lord and not on my own understanding. I was taught to be self-sufficient. If something was to get done it would be my responsibility to see that it is done. My life has been one that required hard work and diligence on my part in order to provide for myself and my children. So, it seems that at times I try to continue directing my own course, looking for my own thoughts and working under my own power and ability. Many times God has had to remind me of who is in control in my life. It’s Him, not me. I get my orders from my Commander in Chief. He is the Great Shepherd of my soul and it’s in Him that I trust!

 

 

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. gaby1948
    Sep 19, 2012 @ 07:58:37

    Avanell, another lovely teaching that I can certainly relate to…especially your own testimony in the last paragraph. This is me also…I have to stop and regroup and ask the Lord what it is that HE wants me to do or say.

    Thank you for all your insight and teaching. We will all be learning until the day He comes for us or we leave the earth through sleep. THANKS so very much!

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    • aviesplace2012
      Sep 19, 2012 @ 12:07:41

      I’m still learning so much myself, Gaye! God continues to teach me through His faithfulness and patience! Sometimes it takes a while for me to get it through my head! LOL

      Blessings to you for a great Wednesday!

      Avanell

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