I keep saying that my bible reading is so much more meaningful these past few weeks. Instead of reading it to learn, it is as though I’m there in the setting each day and I experience what I read. I’m sure there are rational reasons I could delve into to describe why this is so. However, I don’t really want to go there. It is far more important to me to love each morning’s time with this magnificent Savior and Lord allowing His Gift–The Holy Spirit to speak to my own spirit.
This morning’s reading in the 2nd & 3rd chapters of I Corinthians talks about this surrendering to the phenomena of The Holy Spirit’s presence in our life once we ask Christ into our hearts. It truly is a growth process–a growth awakening. For me right now it is recognizing just how much my spirit wants to protect its voice rather than be surrendered fully to this Gift. Yet, each and every time I surrender I am always rewarded with a sense of peace and thankfulness.
The book of I Corinthians talks a great deal about living by The Holy Spirit’s promptings. I think one of the hardest things to grasp about God’s Spirit is that He never yells. That “still small voice” is what I will hear and it is so easy to set aside. Yet, this is what God is wanting me to be much more aware of and give heed to. This is my focus for today and each day. As I was journaling about it I was reminded what the Serenity Prayer says: “one day at a time and one moment at a time accepting (even) hardship as a pathway to peace.” The pathway to peace is never found following our own spirit (selfishness). It will always lead to our demise where God’s Spirit leads us to the “peace that passeth all understanding”.