Being Led by the Spirit
1 Corinthians 2:9-16
1 Corinthians 2:9. But as it is written: Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.'' 10. But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. 11. For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. 12. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. 13. These things we also speak, not in words which man's wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14. But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15. But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. 16. For Who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ.
When we look to God's Word, we see that every Christian has the privilege and responsibility of hearing and being led by Him. However, many Christians would balk if you told them that God actually spoke to you. They might think you have an over active imagination or that you are just plain crazy. I've heard people say things like, I don't know what to think of someone who is always claiming to hear God speak to them. I would only respond to this by encouraging them to read the Word of God and see for themselves that yes God does speak to us and its up to us to learn how to listen. He expects this of us.
Firstly, we have to understand how God speaks to us and then learn how to hear on His wavelength. In order to be effective listeners we have to understand how we hear from God. God always ...
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