How can I recognize the guidance of the Holy Spirit?


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Before Jesus ascended to heaven, He told His disciples that He would send one who would teach and guide all those who believe in Him (Acts 1:5; John 14:26; 16:7). Jesus' promise was fulfilled less ...

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"The Spirit of wisdom...understanding...counsel...might" (Isa 11:2)

We think that the Holy Spirit helps us in spiritual matters only. No, the Holy Spirit desires to help us in all fields and aspects of our life. Let's see today how He can help us in our workspots and in our routine.

The Holy Spirit protects us where sin abounds. The young man Joseph was in a strange land which was hostile to his holy convictions. The Egyptian culture was to glance this way and that and sin if no one saw! (Ex 2:11,12). They looked around but Joseph looked above! "How can I sin against God?" (Gen 39:9). He was shot with arrows of hatred and envy. But his bow remained steady! Because, the Spirit of God was in him (Gen 49:23-25; 41:38). He walked from prison to palace with state honours!

Daniel was another young man with the excellent Spirit of God upon him (Dan 5:11;6:3). He was on the King's service in Babylon. He also could not escape envy. Yes, no man is fully accepted until he is totally rejected. Daniel dared to stand and stand alone, not fearing the human king or the king of animals! Every time he knelt down with praise, alone or alongwith his friends, the Spirit of the Lord fell on him granting him fresh courage and firm conviction. So he prospered under two heathenic kings without compromise (6:28).

Bezaleel was filled with the Spirit of God and so he became an extraordinarily skilled craftsman. He could engage in all kinds of craftsmanship to make artistic designs in gold, silver and wood (Ex 31:2-5). A Spirit-filled doctor will operate better; a Spirit-filled engineer will build better; a Spirit-filled professor will teach better; a Spirit-filled artist will draw better; a Spirit-filled student will study better!

Mental or physical exhaustion leads to tension in office, factory or school. Get a fresh filling of the Holy Spirit and break forth into praise, if possible in tongues! "This is the rest with which you may cause the weary to rest and this is the refreshing!" (Isa 28:11,12; 1 Cor 14:21). Both during my student days and while practising engineering, I would often resort to praising God in tongues, quietly of course, and invariably experience a release.

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