Apostle Grace Lubega
Ephesians 4:30(KJV); And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
The Spirit of God is very gentle. He does not strive with flesh(Genesis 6:3).
Sadly, this very nature of His Person is the very reason why some Christians continually grieve Him.
He is an ever present counsellor, the voice of wisdom in our spirits, telling us what to do and what not to do, where to go and where not to go, what to say and what not to say.
Many miss these instructions because of the gentleness by which He instructs us.
Child of God, you ought to exercise your spirit to pick His slightest nudges because sometimes it is the difference between life and death.
It is possible to ignore His voice and do contrary to what the still small voice in your spirit instructed but you must be quick to repent in such moments because that is what grows us in hearing and heeding to Him.
The reason why some Christians who have been in the faith for long commit shocking acts that are least expected of them is because they killed this place of hearing and adhering in their spirits.
They consistently ignored the voice of the Spirit until it no longer mattered whether He spoke or not.
The moment you realise that you missed an instruction and erred, turn to Him in humility with the willingness to be more conscious of what He says.
Never simply shrug it off with no sense of care but rather take heed like you would regarding your personal friend. Give His voice a very distinct sense of honour!
Be deliberate in building this relationship with Him; in being conscious of when He speaks.
His name be praised!
FURTHER STUDY: Isaiah 63:10, Ephesians 1:13-14
The Spirit of God is very gentle. He does not strive with flesh. Be deliberate in building a relationship with Him and in being conscious of when He speaks.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank you for the precious and priceless gift of the Holy Spirit, my comforter, my strength, my wisdom and my ever present help in times of need. My soul and spirit are completely yielded to Him, to hear Him and to know Him more every day. May I feel Him more; may I understand when I grieve Him and have the humility to turn back quickly. May He become the centre of my existence and the rhythm of my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen