There is not any motion of God in and thru us until we pay attention attentively to the Holy Spirit.
This led me to contemplate, over the last few weeks, my management adventure round paying attention to the Holy Spirit. I spent maximum of my first seventeen years as a Christ-follower and chief in numerous expressions of the Pentecostal/charismatic flow of the church that emphasised the Holy Spirit. However a dramatic shift, each theologically and nearly, took place as God led me into the adventure, we name Emotionally Wholesome Discipleship in 1996. With that got here unusually new roads to hear the Holy Spirit in contemporary, robust tactics.
On this podcast, I read about 3 distinctive tactics emotionally wholesome discipleship allows us to faucet into the explosive energy of paying attention to the Spirit.
I start through analyzing the lifetime of Philip in Acts eight as a fashion for us of paying attention to the Spirit, contrasting it with Peter’s posture of closed listening as noticed in Matthew 16 and 17. Then I percentage 3 life-changing shifts that experience remodeled my listening in robust, unexpected tactics. They’re:
- Slowing down for silence and stillness. By way of immersing myself in day-to-day practices of silence and stillness, I discovered myself listening to God discuss in radically new tactics.
- Paying attention to the Spirit during the interior actions of the guts. Being attentive to my emotions and needs in God’s presence, integrating Ignatius’ discernment of God’s will was once a formidable approach to discover the Spirit IN me.
- Transferring out of a shallow to a significant discipleship. Peter needed to discover ways to apply the crucified Jesus, now not the worldly Messiah he had imagined in his thoughts who would convey him good fortune, greatness, and recognition. Peter’s critical discipleship posture over 3 years enabled him to snatch that struggling and loss, limits, brokenness, vulnerability, and so forth. had been core to following Jesus. This equipped the framework for Pentecost and his management within the e book of Acts.
It isn’t a very easy street to comprehend that following Jesus isn’t first doing issues for him; it’s first paying attention to Him discuss through the Holy Spirit after which doing what He says. However I will guarantee you that may be a glorious one!