I recently had to make a major decision. I also knew I needed help with it. I got on my knees and prayed over it. Humbly asking God to show me what to do. That night I had a ‘bad dream’ about this individual. I am 56 years old and children have ‘bad dreams’-RIGHT?!
In John 14:26-27 states thus: “BUT THE COUNSELOR, THE HOLY SPIRIT, WHOM THE FATHER WILL SEND IN MY NAME, WILL TEACH YOU ALL THINGS AND WILL REMIND YOU OF EVERYTHING I HAVE SAID TO YOU. PEACE I LEAVE WITH YOU; MY PEACE I GIVE YOU. I DO NOT GIVE TO YOU AS THE WORLD GIVES. DO NOT LET YOUR HEARTS BE TROUBLED AND DO NOT BE AFRAID.”
I was not at #Peace involving this individual. I am convinced that the ‘bad dream’ about this person was showing me their heart and it meant me no good will. Well, after contacting the person and letting them know that I could not have them involved in what I was doing…THEY WENT BALLISTIC! Jesus said “PEACE I LEAVE WITH YOU….I DO NOT GIVE YOU AS THE WORLD GIVES YOU….DO NOT BE AFRAID” This individual was attempting to bully and intimidate me. I wasn’t. I had the Peace of the Holy Spirit all over me. I was not shaken. Not stirred. I was calm and knew that I was doing the right thing.
Hannah’s prayer included these words: “DO NOT KEEP TALKING SO PROUDLY OR LET YOUR MOUTH SPEAK SUCH ARROGANCE, FOR THE LORD IS A GOD WHO KNOWS, AND BY HIM DEEDS ARE WEIGHED.”
What is my point? We need to seek God in every matter within our lives. The Holy Spirit will stir up in us conviction of wrong behavior or peace over a correct decision. Simple and done. With Gods #Peace we can walk away from a situation and not look back wondering. With Gods #Peace we can sleep peacefully knowing it is all taken care of by the world’s most famous contractor-GOD ALMIGHTY!
All of this peace is given to us as a Promise in the form of the Holy Spirit. Unwrap it. Use it daily. Use it faithfully. It is our guide to our refuge we have in God. However, understand this: THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL NEVER LEAD US ASTRAY. If we want what is contrary to Gods will, the Spirit is ALWAYS going to side with RIGHT. So, if you’re seeking what you want that is outside of God’s will…you’re going to be disappointed. I’m just letting you know now-because the Spirit will certainly let you know later!
This Holy Spirit we have is just powerful. I never underestimate Him. I love Him. I depend on Him. I praise God for Him. I’ve been saved from a many unnecessary grief and tears. Following the nudge of the Spirit is a lifeline. His peace he leaves us.