Timely Reminder of God’s Holy Spirit

This recent sermon by Jim Cymbala about discerning the will of God’s Holy Spirit is very timely for me today as I prepare for a job interview. These words from Romans were mentioned by Jim:

For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. (Romans 8:14-16 NIV)

We are called on a DAILY basis to be sensitive to the directions of God’s Holy Spirit.

Jim reminds us that we have to WANT to follow God’s will first. We can’t want our agenda first. God provides PEACE for us in our spirit when we act according to His will. Some people do (unfortunately) try to use God to support THEIR plans rather than HIS plans. Surrender to God is the start of wisdom, and the ability to listen to His whisperings.

Today I seek your guidance and your peace which surpasses my own understanding, God. Help me to not lean on my own understanding, but instead on your Word, your Spirit, and your will.

Amen.