The Holy Spirit can speak in many different ways which may include dreams, visions, trances, audible voices, through counselors, preachers and brethren just to name a few, but nothing excites me more than when the Holy Spirit speaks directly to my heart. Galatians 4:6 reads, “And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts crying, Abba, Father.”
Brethren, there comes a time in all our lives when we may be confused or not at peace about some important decision in our life, such as, when a man has to choose a life partner or when a woman has to accept the man asking her hand in marriage. When faced with important decisions, it is imperative that you operate in God’s will. The question is, “how does one know God’s will.” To begin you must know when the Holy Spirit is speaking. In short, you must recognize His voice because not recognizing His voice can lead to consequences. Let me explain. The Holy Spirit instructs and guides us, but if we are not sensitive and do not recognize His voice we may go in another direction, and like a senseless horse we will need to be pulled in the right direction. This pulling could take hours, days, weeks, months or years. Did I say years? God forbid!
Psalms 32:8 reads, “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.” G-l-o-r-y! Can you hear this loud shout of praise? In addition, Psalm 32:9 reads “Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.” I did not make this up. Pick up your Holy Bible. This is the Word of the Lord from the Holy Scriptures. God knew some of us would want to do things our own way and not operate in His will. In fact, even Jesus was led by the Holy Spirit. “Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the desert”, Luke 4:1. Thus, if Jesus was led by the Spirit then His children would do well to follow in His footsteps.
In closing, right now, someone somewhere has an important choice or decision to make. Thus, to make the right choice or decision you will need to consult with God, recognize and depend on the inner voice of the Holy Spirit for instruction, guidance and confirmation. If it is from God you will be completely at peace, and if it is of the devil it will be harassing, pushy, and often shrouded in confusion. So, if you listen to the inner voice of the Holy Spirit, you can avoid spending countless hours pondering the question, Lord, which way? Shalom!