Lately, I have become more conscious of God’s continuous involvement in my life. There were so many years when I was giving the wrong person credit for decisions I made that turned out well. Now I realize that it wasn’t me; it was the Holy Spirit.
When approached by someone asking for our advice, help or even offering us an opportunity of some sort, we might respond, “Give me a few days to think about it.” We are actually asking for time to weigh the pros and cons, arrive at a reasonable answer, and respond accordingly. Many times we will move through this process without giving a single thought to God.
When asked to fill a position or take on a task or responsibility, we may silently plead our case based upon how we perceive our limitations, and as a result, those perceptions actually become our limitations. So, where is God in all of this? Do we just choose to not trouble Him with such small matters? When we decide to not concern Him with the trivial issues of our life, have we not insulted His omniscience? I am becoming more convinced than ever that God wants us to involve Him in every facet of our life. After all, as believers He is our Master and we should be subject to Him. When we fail to be subject to His Lordship we have chosen to become a rebellious runaway.
Since we are exploring this topic, let’s dig just a little deeper. The dictionary’s definition of intuition is,
“direct perception of truth, fact, etc., independent of any reasoning process“
Personally, I believe that this definition should only be that of a non-Christian. May I offer another definition for this word as it applies to those who profess Christ? It could just be that for the Christian, intuition is that still, small voice of the Holy Spirit speaking to our inner being, “This is the way; walk in it.” I mean, why wouldn’t it be?
“Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” Isaiah 30:21
1 John 2:20 reads, “But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.” That anointing is the subtle, gentle whisper of the Holy Spirit of God. Often we choose to discount God’s omniscience as well as His care and concern for us. When we do, we risk that He will leave us to one of our worst enemies, ourselves.
Isaiah 55:8-9 reads, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”
A few days ago, I left home without something that I would need that morning. Less than five minutes later, I remembered and returned home to get it. Thank you Holy Spirit!
(You see, I am getting much better.)