Our lives ought to be purely spiritual. We must live daily according to the leading of the Spirit. No matter how good you may be or how unskilled you are, your everyday action ought to be directed by the Holy Ghost.
One would think that it’s somehow spooky to say that we must wait for the Spirit’s direction before anything is done and that we need to use our minds and intelligence at most of the times because that’s why God gave us brains.
Someone once said ‘God gave us brains so we can think and never disturb God again’. It sounds logical naturally thinking but God also gave the Israelites gold, silver and many of the wealth of the Egyptians while leaving Egypt, yet He alone would be their source throughout the journey to the promise land.
That you have a Will does not mean you can exercise your Will. That’s what Jesus calls ‘SUBMISSION’. “I can of mine own self do NOTHING: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.” John 5:30.
One may consider that as an extreme statement questioning its authenticity, but I must tell you, all that Jesus says is not only true but it is the truth.
Imagine Jesus at the point of decision making and Him thinking profusely to come out with a proper solution. Imagine Jesus thinking outside the box like some motivational teachers teach. Imagine Jesus having a counter opinion from that of the Father. Imagine Jesus doing the complete opposite of what the Father had proposed. That would be Him living in Iniquity. But it was said about Him that ‘He loved righteousness and hated iniquity.’ Heb. 1:9.
How then do we define Iniquity? To live outside the instructions of God or to run an agenda slightly or completely different from that of God. On the other hand, righteousness is living according to the instructions of God.
Moses was instructed to build the temple according to the pattern that was shown him. Had He done anything slightly different, God would not approve of it. It would have been iniquity. Therefore the scripture has this to say about Moses, ‘…as also Moses was faithful in all his house.’ Heb.3:2.
Here, the scripture was comparing Moses with Jesus saying Jesus was even much more faithful than Moses. Does it suggest anything to you? God’s measure of your faithfulness is first to how you have carefully and fully obeyed the Spirit, the instructions of God. Hence, we need to learn the Spirit, live in the Spirit and walk in the Spirit. Not once in a while but continuously and consistently.
Let’s also consider how God reacted to Moses when he distorted the instructions of the instructions of God a little when he was asked to speak to the rock rather he smote the rock twice. Although water came out but it was gross misconduct and a ridicule to God. God never accepted it as an accident or a mistake. God was furious and said Moses didn’t honour Him before the people. Therefore, we must understand that to honour is to be obedient to His word. To be faithful is to keep His word. Jesus said to His disciples ‘if you love me, you will keep my commandments.’ John 14:15.
‘For as many as are led by the Spirit, they are the sons of God.’ Rom.8:14
‘Howbeit, when he, the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth.’ John 16:13
‘And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.’ John 8:32
‘And the Lord is that was Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty(freedom). 2 Cor.3:17
Live and walk in the Spirit. God bless you.