Are You Using Your Compass
It is through the Holy Spirit and the conviction of our faith that we fall into obedience with the laws of the Word and Gods will (Romans 3:22-31). As our Spirit grows we are drawn to do things that are pleasing to God. As our faith grows so does our Spirit and we are then able to stand in obedience to the laws of God’s Word. Obedience to the Spirit is key to a fruitful Christian walk and a devoted relationship with God. Every act of obedience is rewarded by God and no act of disobedience goes unnoticed (2 Corinthians 5:10). Like any parent who rewards and disciplines their children, it isn't always done at the moment of the act. As a child growing up I knew that when I did something good, an act of obedience, my parents would reward me..eventually, either by praising me or with a token gift. At the same time, I also knew that when I did something wrong, an act of disobedience, at some point I will have to pay the penalty by way of some form of chastisement. My obedience or disobedience never went unnoticed or unrewarded. Disobedience is the sin that removes Gods Spirit from us. Saul lost his life because of disobedience (1 Samuel 15:1-35); Moses never saw the Promised Land because of disobedience (Numbers 20:12). The Spirit of the Lord left Saul (1 Samuel 16:14), Samson (Judges 16:20) and Solomon (1 Kings 11: 1-13) but neither of them realised it until it was too late. Obedience is the act of faith for which we are rewarded. Noah obeyed God and was rewarded (Hebrews 11:7). Abraham was blessed for his obedience (Genesis 22:1-18). Job was faithful and obedient and got double for his trouble (book of Job).
The whispers we hear; the voice of reason that makes us uncomfortable with any given situation; the awakening of our conscience to guilt or discomfort, these are the vessels used for awakening us to Gods Spirit in us. It is an inherent blue print of what’s right and what’s wrong. It’s our built-in compass. Let the Spirit be your guide to the Truth, the Light and the Way (John 14:16)