Sunday, May 5, 2013

Living by the spirit

Today, I have had a lot on my mind in living for the spirit.
When the spirit of God calls you to do something, you have to do it. Well, technically you don't HAVE too, but you really should.
Why should you do it? Well, because the spirit of God only seeks to make us GREATER. The spirit desires for us to OVERCOME whatever we are going through in our lives.
The work that the spirit calls us to do in our lives doesn’t exactly always come wrapped up in a silver platter, and a lot of the time what God calls us to do isn’t what we want to do. Sometimes we think that we only know best, and we choose to ignore whatever God is calling us to do. Whether what He is telling us to act on is big or small, it is important that we follow it. God begins to help us with the little choices of our lives so we can eventually trust Him enough to help us with the BIG CHOICES.

“And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.”
Isaiah 11:2
Today, the spirit called me to do something very specific, and it couldn't have been more obvious that it was what the spirit was calling to do.
No, it wasn't something I would classify as a "major decision" in my life. In fact, it really was something quite small. But that's how God works, He loves us so much that he cares enough to address us about every single little detail of our lives. He saw how much that little thing was hurting me, and it had to stop.
God said to me very plainly: "Do it now Jessica."
God may as well have hung a banner across my living room wall telling me to what He wanted me to do, that's how clear His words were to me.
Was it something that I wanted to do? Not really. Did I know deep down that it was what was best for me? Yes. Could I have believed this without the holy spirit working in me? No.
......So I did it. As scared as I was, I'm feeling alright. There are still some things that I am hesitant about, but I trust Him that it will be okay.

Once I gave God the keys in my life, I was able to watch the spirit work in me more evidently. He began to open my mind to His word and I was able to grasp the scriptures more deeply.

“Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.”
Luke 24:45

This is exactly how it was for me. Once God gave me His spirit, my mind was OPENED. I began to understand the scriptures. They came ALIVE to me. They were no longer meaningless verses written throughout the Bible that I casually observed during Sunday school. They didn’t bore me anymore. They become relevant to my life and I could see how God was using my knowledge of them to work in me.

I am thankful for the ways the spirit works in my life, even when I am not too thrilled about what it is calling me to do. I am amazed at how much God has changed me with His spirit, and in awe of His love and care for me!

How is the spirit currently working in your life? What is God calling you to do that your a little on the fence about? Big or small, I would love to hear! God works in both the little parts of our lives and the big parts. I am excited to hear from the each of you!


  1. amen and amen!
    More often than not we are clouding our judgement with ourselves instead of seeking out the discernment of the Holy Spirit. And even more often than that when we do have direction from God, we choose to ignore it. Great post Jessica!

  2. Loved this post! Hello from your newest follower!