Romans 8:9 New King James Version
9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.
One of the issues that many believers struggle with is how to hear the voice of God in our every day decisions. I think one problem is that many of us have not learnt to fellowship with the Holy Spirit, we pray and quote scriptures but we have fellowship with the Holy Spirit.. To imagine that he dwells in us yet many have not learnt how to fellowship with him is a tragedy. We need not allow ourselves to be led by the flesh but instead we should yield to the Holy Spirit and allow him to overwhelm us.
Jesus lived on this earth and he was confronted with the very same issues that we face but he was able to walk after the leading of the Holy Spirit and he did not give room to the flesh to lead him. He said that he only did that which he saw the father do. If he did it then it means we can do it as well.
To hear Gods voice in our every day decision making has to begin from a place of knowing the word of God because then it becomes the sounding board that allows us to hear the voice of God in our decision making. Like Jesus we can fall back on the word and say, it is written.
Knowing the word of God and allowing the Holy Spirit to lead us opens our eyes to see things that God values and things that would bring shame to his name and this is able to guide us as we make decisions about every day living. When you know what the bible says about issues then it becomes easy to choose what pleases the the Lord because it is aligned to his word.
When we walk closely and fellowship with the Holy Spirit then he is able to speak to us and guide us in making decisions because we are limited but he knows all things.
Acts 13:2 New King James Version
2 As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, “Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”
When the prophets and teachers at Antioch were in prayer and fasting, the Holy Spirit spoke to them and directed that Paul and Barnabas be separated for the work that He called them. Because they were in fellowship with the Holy Spirit, they were able to hear when he spoke and they acted according to his direction.
How close in fellowship are we with the Holy Spirit.
How often do you fall back on the word of God when you are making everyday decisions?
When was the last time you made a decision based on the guidance of the still small voice? what happened?
Do you feel embarrassed to refer to the bible when making everyday decisions that will affect others especially if they are not born again?