Saturday, September 12, 2015

One Step at a Time...

It's so easy to get overwhelmed with all that is going on in the world and feeling responsible to solve all of the world's issues.  It's enough to quit Facebook.  

Jesus told us in John 16 that he was leaving, hard things were coming, but He was sending the Holy Spirit to us.  The Holy Spirit would guide us, teach us, counsel us, comfort us, and be our advocate.  To me, the most powerful verse in that whole chapter is verse 13.  

It says, "But when He, the Spirit of Truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth [full and complete truth]. For He will not speak on His own initiative, but He will speak whatever He hears [from the Father—the message regarding the Son], and He will disclose to you what is to come [in the future]." 

The most important thing we can do right now is listen.  We need to be hearing what the Spirit of God is saying to each of us individually.  And then we need to obey.  If we're listening to everything the world is telling us, we'll become so overwhelmed that we may freeze and do absolutely nothing.  But if each of us is listening and obeying, it will all get done.

There are so many voices out there trying to get us to do this or that or to become involved in their ministries or to feel the way they do about their projects.  And it may be really great stuff!  But it won't be the BEST for us if the Holy Spirit hasn't led us there.  We need to be still, hear God's voice, and step at a time.

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