Obey The Spirit

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Do not quench the Spirit. Do not treat prophecies with contempt but test them all; hold on to what is good, reject every kind of evil. May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul, and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.ย  ย  ย  1 Thessalonians 5:19-24

God has been speaking to you. The Holy Spirit, who came to indwell when you accepted Jesus as Savior, is continually leading you to grow in your faith. He communicates God’s will and plan to you. But often, you’ll find what He’s saying requires faith and is therefore difficult to accept. This is why today’s scripture admonishes you not to quench how He’s working in your life.

To quench means “to extinguish,” such as when there’s a fire. You stifle the work of the Holy Spirit when you reject His plan because it doesn’t make sense to you or doesn’t fit your priorities. For example, one of the ways you quench God’s Spirit is when you ignore His call to spend time with you. You feel Him drawing you, but instead you say, “I’ll do it tomorrow, there’s too much to do today.”

But understand, that causes the feelings of unrest you cannot get rid of, you’re actually experiencing the battle between your will and the Holy Spirit. And if you want your peace to return, the only choice is to conform your will to His. You must obey His leading. So do it! Agree with God in faith and embrace the plan that God created you to enjoy.

Grace and Peace to You My Friends

Eileen

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