We have been looking at one of the ways in which the Holy Spirit ministers to us, is that he comforts us. The second thing, is the Holy Spirit can also counsel you. He is your counselor, or he is your guide. You don’t know what to do and he can direct you. Scripture says it this way in
“But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth.” John 16:13
Those who are aware of the Spirit’s presence and voice, you can go through a day knowing that the Spirit is with you. “Oh, reach out to that person, pray for that person right now, make this decision, don’t say what you are about to say, that would not please God, say this.” It’s a constant awareness of the Spirit of God guiding you; it’s the Spirit-filled life. It’s not walking by sight, but it’s walking by faith, that the Holy Spirit is with you and guiding you. He is your Counselor.
“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.’” Isaiah 30:21
It is a really big question to ask ‘How do we know that the Holy Spirit is guiding us and not our Egos or something else and this is something covered on 7th March 10 and something we might look at in more detail later. So often we are guided by our own desires but the Holy Spirit suppresses the evil impulses of nature as the believer trusts Him to do so. As we cooperate with Him in the work of sanctification He enables us to be victorious in the Christian life. It is the responsibility of every true believer to submit his life to the control of the Holy Spirit.
The Spirit is the source of all good and gracious impulses in your life. He works within the believer enabling with sanctifying power. The Spirit gives us wisdom and direction and by His help and power we live and overcome the inevitable temptations, sorrows and joys in life.
How has God been leading you lately? Is the Spirit of God taking you deeper and deeper into the love of Christ? Has He illumined your mind and heart to a greater longing for God’s righteousness? Has He led you to individuals hungering and thirsting for the righteousness of God? Has He brought into your life unbelievers with whom to share the saving grace of God
The voice of the Spirit, He will comfort you, He will counsel you and He will guide you.