“For all who are allowing themselves to be led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading again to fear [of God’s judgment], but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons [the Spirit producing sonship] by which we [joyfully] cry, “Abba! Father!”
The Spirit Himself testifies and confirms together with our spirit [assuring us] that we [believers] are children of God.” Romans 8:14-16 AMP
If you’ve been following our posts for the last couple of days and been putting into practice what you’ve learnt, yet seem to not have received guidance the way you thought you would, please don’t just give up yet. May i add some attitudes you need to cultivate and/or practice?
‘He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.’ Psalm 25:9 NIV
A proud person cannot receive from God, as God resists such (James 4:6). When Saul was ‘small in his own eyes’ i.e. humble, God made him king of Israel. When he became proud – by deciding to cherry-pick the aspects of God’s instruction he’ll obey, God took away the kingdom from him (1 Samuel 15:1-30).
When Miriam and Aaron talked against their brother Moses (a man who knew God’s ways, Ps 103:7), his humility was his only quality that was mentioned before God summoned the two for daring to speak against his servant (Numbers 12:1-16).
“But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years is like one day.” 1 Peter 3:8 NASB
God does not live in the realm of time, yet He is always on time. You have an appointed and set time, a due season at which God would speak to you and His promises concerning you would come to pass; just keep doing what is right (Gal 6:9; Job 14:14; Ps 105:18-20).
Moses was asked by God to come up to Mount Sinai. When he did, God’s glory descended upon the mountain for six days, yet God did not say a Word to him until the seventh day (Exodus 24:12-16). Relax, God hasn’t forgotten about you. 🙂
“And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.” Galatians 4:6 KJV
The position of our hearts i.e. sensitivity is a very important factor on whether we’ll hear God or not. God asked Moses and Elijah to go up to Mount Sinai and hear what He’ll tell them. At such places, they were away from distractions and human interferences.
God may or may not ask us to go to a literal mountain, but ‘your radio has to be tuned at the right frequency, to catch the signal God is transmitting at.’
We cannot determine how and when God speaks to us, but we can prepare our hearts to be ever ready to hear from Him, whenever and however He chooses.
Elijah ran for his life when Jezebel threatened him because he killed the prophets of Baal. He went up to Mount Horeb, where God asked him what He was doing there, he answered and was told to go and stand before God. Several things happened on that mountain e.g. very strong winds, an earthquake and fire that could have distracted him, but because he was sensitive, he was unmoved. He however displayed a different, reverential attitude when he heard the still small voice of God, and received direction on what to do next (1 Kings 19:1-15).
God hearing your prayers is as good as He’s answered (1 John 5:14-15). Do a self-check against these attitudes and ensure you’re ‘tuned at the right frequency to receive.’
God bless you
(c) Lydia Ndagilaya for PneumaWord