Good Monday Morning Coffee everyone😊! Welcome back to another encouraging conversation to get your lovely day and week started out right. So, grab that yummy drink☕ and let’s get the conversation started!
Sensing the voice of the Spirit.
So, for today’s conversation I would like to discuss the importance of yielding to the leadership of the Holy Spirit. As a Christian this is so critical for every follower of Jesus Christ. If we want to be able to be used for God’s glory, then we need to be willing to become like little children who obey. Many years I remember when the Lord started speaking to me in my spirit. First, I sensed Him saying no to a hamster, but I did not understand it was God. I just did not think the Lord would be interested in my chose of a pet and so I got not just one but two. Then the next day one died🙁. Then when my family wanted to get a dog, I sensed another no again but this time I started to think maybe God is speaking so, I shared it with my family, but we still ended up getting the dog. Then finally I was going to see this man and then I sense a very loud NO. Unfortunately, I ended falling into sexual sin which caused me to feel the weight of my sin. It even seemed like a huge shadow over my shoulders. Eventually God’s goodness and mercy led me to godly sorrow and repentance and as I pleaded with God to forgive me it literally felt like a veiled being removed. Then I was able to enjoy the Lord again.
The blessing of obedience.
I share all this to express why we need to obey even in the seemingly “silly” things. These are moments when the Holy Spirit is training us to follow His lead so when those temptations do arise or those very important moments that we all have to face, we will not fall. In an earlier blog post I shared the journey of Abraham’s obedience. In order for Abraham to be willing to obey God when God told to sacrifice his only son, he had to be willing to obey in the less intense things. Many of us want to be like many noted Christain leaders but are we willing to obey and yield. The whole world was blessed because of Abraham’s obedience (Genesis 22:18). We never know where the Lord wants to take us and who may be impacted by our obedience.
My finally thought:
If you are struggling to obey, then the real issue is your heart. When the Lord has your heart, obedience will happen naturally. The most important thing that a Christain can do is form intimacy with Jesus. Jesus is coming back for a bride. A group of lovers who are head over heels for Him. Just like two people who are in a loving relationship, who are willing to yield to each other, let our affection for Jesus bring about a desire to please and yield to Him. So, if you are struggle, start delighting in Lord. Ask Jesus to place His love in you because we need Him to give it to us. Don’t focus on your failures either but focus on loving Jesus and then you will be amazed at your yielded heart.
So inconclusion, it is important to be yielded to the Holy Spirit. If you are having trouble in this area, then the real issue is your need to form intimacy. Remember, Jesus is coming back for a bride, a people who are super in love with Him. Delight yourself in Jesus and you will simply obey. So, until next time, remember to take it one day at a time and stay encouraged in the Lord!
Thank you for joining me for today’s Monday Morning Coffee conversation. I hope you were blessed, inspired, encouraged, and challenged. If so, then please like, subscribe, share, and comment. Thank you again! Have a beautiful🌸, blessed day and bye for now👋!