When I tune in to, wait for, and focus on God’s still voice and obey the inner nudging of the Spirit’s whispers in my soul, without regard for outcome or personal desire, amazing insight comes to me, and I am awed by the presence and reality of the risen Jesus. Jesus graciously calls me to welcome His inner presence and leadership as a greater and greater part of my everyday lifestyle. One way I do that is to listen throughout the day, write down the insights that He gives me, and do whatever He prompts me to.
The New Testament doesn’t tell us to be led by religious leaders but by the Spirit. See Romans 8:14. The early Christians were Spirit-led people. Only Spirit-led people can light and spread fires of inner awakening. Jesus wants you to let the reality of His presence be part of your daily personal experience.
It’s the inner content of your life (not the outer content) that determines whether or not you’re happy. If you won’t pay attention to what’s going on inside you, you won’t be aware of God because He is working in you to get your attention.
Too often a pastor is like a governor on a rental truck that limits the speed it can go. Pastors, let God’s people go as fast and as far as He wants to take them.
Too many Christians have abandoned Spirit-led discipleship and put their trust in church attendance and a one-time “sinner’s prayer.” If Christians were as good at being led by the Spirit as we are at being led by preachers, we’d see continuous revival and spiritual awakening.
Church is a cracked up religious system that has shattered into tens of thousands of independent denominations around the world that proclaim their theology and their way as the best way. Perhaps it’s time to abandon the independent, human-led religious ships and instead embrace the direct Spirit-led discipleship of Jesus the living Way.
Is God just or merciful? Most people want God to be about justice when wrong has been done to them and about mercy when they have done wrong. Here’s the paradox. Everyone is accountable to God’s justice and everyone is offered His mercy. Unfortunately, many people think that they are too “good” to need God’s mercy, so they pridefully reject it and opt out to face His justice without His mercy. The end result of this choice will not go well. Lord, have mercy on me a sinner!
New life conceives
As trees fill up
And everyone who believes
From what God weaves!
“If Christians were as good at being led by the Spirit as we are at being led by preachers, we’d see continuous revival and spiritual awakening.”
Well….if you can’t say “AMEN!”, say “OUCH!”. 🙂
Thanks for the comment, Mitch!!!