Jude 1:19 NLT: These people are the ones who are creating divisions among you. They follow their natural instincts because they do not have God’s Spirit in them.
My dear friend in Christ, it might be a thing of surprise to many that we are not to rely on our natural instincts. Your natural instinct was your guide until the coming of the Holy Spirit. Your natural instinct is not perfect and hence will fail you. Animals cannot receive the Holy Spirit and so they are left with their natural instincts for survival. But it is not so for a man. Unfortunately, it is the only leverage many people rely on to go through this life. No wonder they end up creating problems or running into precarious circumstances that have kept them bound.
A man that relies on the Holy Spirit for guidance and direction has the perfect master Himself who created everything in this world as his advantage. The Bible today talks about those who allow their natural instincts to guide them inside the church but they end up causing division among them. They fail to turn to the Holy Spirit for directions.
The body of Christ (the church) should never depend on human instincts. Only the Holy Spirit can make perfect all that is needed in the body of Christ. Jesus Himself said that the Holy Spirit will guide you into all truth John 14:17. It also applies to your daily lives. Allow the Holy Spirit to guide you through every aspect of your life and you won’t be a failure in life. Talk to the Holy Spirit and listen to Him for instructions before ever making any move. Do not be in a hurry and don’t pressure the Spirit for quick answers. Learn the art of waiting for He is your Lord and Master. I call you blessed.
Declare to yourself loud: I depend on you, Holy Spirit for directions.
1. Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of your spirit who is now my guide, grant me a quickening spirit to promptly respond to Your Spirit’s instructions, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
2. Please add your personal intentions.