The Lamp of the Lord

The spirit of a man is
the lamp of the Lord, searching all the inner depths of his heart
When you need direction, don’t look to circumstances or even
to your thoughts and feelings. You must go much deeper than that. Look to your
human spirit.
The Holy Spirit dwells in your spirit, not in your mind. In
your spirit is the needed direction for every area of life.
As a pastor, I look to my human spirit for direction and
guidance. I usually know intuitively many things about people and about out
direction in ministry.
Information comes to us from our spirit in the form of a
“nudge,” an inner witness, an intuition, or we sometimes call it a “gut
feeling” or a “hunch.” This witness could also be referred to as conscience.
This is deeper than logical thought. This
is the Holy Spirit bearing witness in our human spirit
(Romans 8:16).
If you want to make good choices and decisions, learn to
listen to this inward witness. Throughout the years of my life, I’ve learned to
depend on this inward witness for guidance, and it has never once led me the
wrong way! All that we are doing in our ministry today is the results of
leaning on and trusting this inward witness to have the final say in my
decision making processes.
To become sensitive to your spirit and to this inward
witness, you must take time to meditate the word. Meditation will cause you to
become keen in spiritual perception. Take some time regularly to get quiet with
the Lord and muse in the Word. If you do, He will begin to bear witness about
things to your human spirit.
Praying in the spirit, in other tongues, is an excellent way
to become spiritually sensitive. Taking time daily to pray in the spirit will
also help keep you spiritually sharp. Then, when decisions must be made, you
can look to your spirit for this inner sense, this inner knowing, this witness, and you’ll be perceptive enough
to pick up a yes or a know, or a just wait a bit. It’s wise not to make decisions in haste, but to
take time and wait until you’re sure about a matter before you act.
I suggest that you read Kenneth Hagin’s book How You Can Be Led By The Spirit of God if
you haven’t. This is probably the best book I’ve ever read on the subject of
being led by the Spirit and following the inward witness.
The Father wants us to be successful in all of life’s
endeavors. And we will be if we learn to follow and obey the inward witness. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God,
these are sons of God
(Romans 8:14). Allow the lamp of the Lord to burn brightly in your life today!

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