Imagine my delight when one of my heroines of the faith sent me an Instagram message to tell me I was on her heart. I quickly replied as I thought it was amazing that I would be seeing her in person in just a few days. Then imagine my disappointment when, upon receiving another message, I realized I was not hearing from the true person. Imposter. Faker. Interloper.
I had a choice. I could remain upset at myself for even thinking the conversation was true. Or I could thank Holy Spirit for helping me see the truth.
Oh beloved, God wants you to know this morning that you will encounter things in your walk with God that you wish you didn’t encounter. He knows you’ve been tricked in the past and you’ve been reluctant to trust because of that situation. He knows you’ve disappointed yourself by making your own mistakes and you don’t want to trust yourself.
But Father God says to you this morning I put my Spirit within you because I sent My Son to save you. I Am that I Am. I am the real deal. I will never forsake My truth or your heart. You can trust Me. You can thank Me for the indwelling that gives you pause, instruction and spiritual understanding just when you need it. It’s a learning life with Me. It’s a teaching role I have. I don’t berate My children when they make mistakes. I cover them. But it is important to know My voice so that you don’t follow another who does not love you and cannot care for you.
This same God who sent you the Son is always going to love you and take care of you. It’s His Bond, His Word, His Essence and His Nature. Learn to listen to Him first. Learn to walk with wisdom. Learn to live in the Power of His Resurrection. And rejoice, beloved, that He is teaching you to live in the Light of Holy Spirit discernment all the days of your life.
Psalm 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow His precepts have good understanding. To Him belongs eternal praise. NIV
Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.
Ephesians 1:17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him.
Galatians 5:25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.
James 1:5 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and He will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.