Hi there! If you’ve stopped by today because you’ve read my devotion, My Heavenly Referee, from Proverbs 31 Ministries or Crosswalk.com, welcome! The role of the Holy Spirit in our lives can be confusing. I hope todays devotional and my post below helps you better understand how the Holy Spirit desires to be a part of every area of your life.
Are You Tuned In?
When I was a teenager living at home, my dad made a grandfather clock. We all admired it. We admired the fact that my dad actually made it. We admired its beauty and the sound of chimes that rung on the hour every hour. Yes, it was something to enjoy—during the day that is.
The first night I tried to sleep the clock kept me awake. Just as I started to doze, DING went the clock. My sleep went interrupted for weeks. Finally, one morning I realized I had slept the entire night without waking to the sound of the clock once. Yep! I had learned to tune out the clock.
I suppose our ability to tune out certain distractions is a good thing, but sometimes we’re tempted to tune out “divine interruptions” of the Holy Spirit instead of listening to His promptings.
When the Holy Spirit dwells within us, He works in our life as our counselor, our helper and our teacher. He convicts of sin, gives us spiritual gifts and guides us to be more life Jesus.
He may nudge you to forgive someone for something you did or said. He may remind you to pray or bring a verse to mind when you’re in a particular situation. He will warn you not to give into temptation or strengthen you when you’re weak. He’ll convict you when you watch an inappropriate movie or when you need to share him with a loved one. The bible says, “The Holy Spirit will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you” (John 14:26).
When the Holy Spirit interrupts, it’s best to be tuned in to His voice. Memorizing God’s Word will help you discern the voice of the Holy Spirit as opposed to your own voice, the worlds voice or Satan’s voice.
If we didn’t need a helper, God would have never given us the Holy Spirit. Yes, some interruptions need to be tuned out, but the “divine interruption” of the Holy Spirit is a voice we need to be tuned into on a daily basis.
Lord, help us to hear your promptings. Make them clear. Teach us to recognize your still, small voice that leads us, teaches us, protects us and corrects us. In Jesus Name-amen.
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Remember, tune into what the Holy Spirit is saying to you today!