. . .Be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs . . .
— Ephesians 5:18-19 (KJV)
Adapted from the resource The Power of Being Thankful – by Joyce Meyer
The Holy Spirit acts somewhat like a traffic signal inside of us. When we do the right things, we get a “green light” from Him, and when we do wrong things, we get a “red light.” If we’re about to get ourselves into trouble, but haven’t fully made a decision to proceed, we get a caution signal, or a “yellow light.”
The more we stop and ask God for directions, the more sensitive we become to the Holy Spirit’s signals in our hearts. Thankfully, He doesn’t scream and yell at us; He simply whispers in a still, small voice (see 1 Kings 19:12) and lets us know what we need to do. Each time we listen and obey, it becomes easier to hear Him the next time. He will always lead us to new levels of life and inner peace if we yield to Him.
I want to challenge you: when the Holy Spirit says something to you today, take action on it. Even if it doesn’t seem to make sense at first, you’ll be glad you did it.
Prayer Starter: Father, when I’m in a situation where I’m not sure whether to move forward or not, please help me hear and follow Your voice. Thank You that You have a clear direction for my life, and that You’re leading me one step at a time into Your plan. In Jesus’ name, amen.