FAITH AND BEING LED BY THE SPIRIT-Rev. Elekima Ekine
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” Rom 8:14
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Heb 11:1
“The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.” John 3:8
It takes a life of faith to mature in being led by the Spirit. Notice the characteristic of being born by the Spirit, it is a relationship that is of faith because it is not when you hear the sound of the wind that it is in motion, added to that is that even though you heard its sound you cannot know where it is going or where it is coming from.
This means that you have to accept without having seen or heard in the physical whatever He is telling you at that moment. This is faith in action. In Acts 16 the Scriptures said Paul and Silas wanted to undertake missionary journey twice but the Spirit forbade them. Now, that was a good thing they wanted to do; but were stopped by the Holy Spirit.
It takes faith in the leading of the Holy Ghost to accept that leading without understanding why or seeing anything in the physical as the reason not to. Accepting the Holy Spirit is the first evidence of faith because you do not see Him yet you believe that He is dwelling in you. If you can do that then you can have faith in Him to lead you and lead you accurately.
Tell the Holy Spirit, “I HAVE FAITH IN YOUR LEADING, SO LEAD ME TODAY INTO THE PERFECT WILL OF GOD”.