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GROWING IN CHRIST

"Finding Truth"

Date published: 12/12/2011
 
John 16:13 “But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all truth.  He will not speak on His own; He will speak only what He hears, and He will tell you what is yet to come.” (NIV)      
 
The speed of information, decisions that require action, and opportunities requiring wisdom (truth) have accelerated to unprecedented levels.  God calls you to be dependent upon His direction and guidance.  Romans 6:19 says, “I put this in human terms because you are weak in your natural selves. Just as you used to offer the parts of your body in slavery to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer them in slavery to righteousnessleading to holiness.”  Despite God’s command to allow Him to be Lord of our lives, we tend to be gunslingers who are quick on the “draw” ready to meet any challenge or decision with little thought for God’s role or His will concerning the situation.  There are many reasons for this, but a big one and one that can reveal a spiritual need in you is a lack of familiarity with the Holy Spirit as well as a lack of experience in walking in the Spirit.  Like anything in life, the more you know and understand something, the more comfortable you are in using it.  The same is true of the Holy Spirit.  The more you grow in intimacy with God, the more you will understand God’s desire to “guide you into all truth” so that you will experience the fruit of walking in truth.  2 Corinthians 3:17-18 “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, Who is the Spirit.”  God created you to experience His promises, but this happens as you cultivate your relationship with the Holy Spirit and learn to walk with Him in the full power and truth of the Holy Spirit.  The first step to walking in the Spirit is to invite the Holy Spirit to walk with you.  The Holy Spirit will not only start to prompt and lead you, but will also reveal truth and opportunities not available to you in the flesh.  Be faithful in allowing the Holy Spirit to lead and guide you so that you can live in truth and enjoy the work of the Holy Spirit in you!  
 
John 7:37-38 “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. Whoever believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him."  (NIV)