Dear Readers in Christ, "Draw near to GOD, and He will draw near to you" (James 4:8).

Wednesday, 6 November 2013


When we do the will of God, sometimes we appear to be mad to the people of the world. Our ways may not make sense to them. When God was training up Moses, God told him to throw his rod down on the ground and when he did, it became a snake. Then the Lord told him to hold it by the tail. No sensible person will hold a snake by the tail because then it will turn and bite you. But when Moses obeyed God, the snake became a rod again.

We may not quite understand why the Lord guides us in some particular way, but if we go by His guidance we have perfect peace of mind. “The peace that Christ gives is to guide you in the decision that you have to make” (Col 3:15 – GNB). If you feel troubled when you pray about a particular matter, it means that God is saying ‘No’. If, on the other hand, you really have a peace of mind, it means God is guiding you in that way. If you are right with God, when you pray, you can sense God saying ‘NO’, ‘WAIT’ or ‘YES’.

The word ‘peace’ in Greek is the word for ‘UMPIRE’. The Holy Spirit acts as a referee. When talking to someone, you may sense the Holy Spirit suddenly saying “Don’t do that.” When you tend to think ill of someone the Holy Spirit may say, “You are prejudiced. Stop it.” Sometimes you may want to visit a person and the Holy Spirit may say ‘NO’.

The conscience of some people is hardened and they cannot hear the referee whistling any more. Child of God, is your conscience dead or alive? Are you sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit?
– Taken from Morning Manna – Thoughts for Daily Devotion

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