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August 20, 2018 | Daily Devotionals | August 20, 2018

Keeping Step with the Holy Spirit

“Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” Galatians 5:25

The next time you encounter a complex situation, listen to your godly instinct and obey it — quickly. Great decisions do not require great deliberation.  For God’s Man, great decisions require simple cooperation in the first few seconds. That voice will always say, “Honor God and love people.”

The key to winning moments is the first few seconds.  Prompt (versus delayed) obedience is critical. When we obey without listening to conflicting feelings, we are trusting God.  Let me illustrate, when you see your children facing danger that they don’t, when your child is ready to touch a hot stove, the quickest way to warn them is to call their name. I expect them to listen to my voice over their feelings about continuing their own way, because there is a trust there, there is time for explanation later.

A God’s Man who risks committing himself to a quick response to God’s voice instead of impulses and builds his life around God’s voice will experience a less stressful and complicated life. Extra information is unnecessary because godly instincts are in charge.  Instead of making messes, he is discerning without over thinking, finding a way around something God wants him to face. It is always character that will provide long term pleasure. Pleasure will not develop character. Listen to God’s voice and act promptly to obey.


Father, you are the only complete and lasting pleasure, I will trust you.

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