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Yet we do not have to be in difficulties before we can turn to Holy Spirit for assistance. The example of Jesus is that we should seek Spirit's guidance at every turn of our lives.
Starting Small On whole, what we see of Jesus in gospels is his handling of big things in his life. Yet letter to Hebrews tell us in chapter 5.7 - 8 that, through his prayer, Jesus learned to submit to Father's will. In fact, his obedience came only through suffering.
We suffer whenever we have to bend our own will to that of someone else. We seem to have an inbuilt desire to do our own thing. And that is something world encourages in us. Just take notice to a few TV adverts to see that.
Now, where other people are concerned, we can often argue that we know as well as they do. But where God is concerned we can never say that. Got always knows best - and even more, God's love for us is so pure that he never acts except in our best interest. Hence we can never do better for ourselves than to do what God wants us to do!!!
It's not always easy to hear God. In fact, there are two general situations. The first is when God speaks, as it were, without prompting. He just says something - and there is always something about that which marks it out from usual kind of thoughts. Secondly, there are those times when we are asking God about something. Then it can be more difficult to hear him. If you meditate regularly on Scripture, you will soon get used to discerning his communications. (This is discussed at some length in my book "The Keys To Christian Mediation", but is rather too involved to detail in a short article)
If we have not tried to discern God's will for us on a daily basis, we should start small. Ask him about small things first: if forthcoming weekend is free, ask how to spend it; if thinking about buying a book, ask Spirit whether or not you should - or which one, if there are alternatives. Small things like this.
Leave bigger things until some experience has been gained. But objective is to gradually bring whole of one's life under domain of Spirit. Then he lead our life. We do not lead it ourselves. And it is all better for that!
About The Author: A K Whitehead Web Site: www.christianword.co.uk. Email: email@example.com Experience: Over twenty years in Christian healing, teaching and writing. Qualifications: B.A., M.Phil., Camb Univ Cert in Religious Studies This article may be reproduced on condition that it is unaltered and that all this information is included.