If we havenít felt any promptings from the Holy Spirit lately, it may be that we havenít left the door open wide enough. Prayer often is a door and an eye opener as are deliberate periods of quiet meditation. And a meticulous study of what Scripture tells us about the operation of the Holy Spirit sometimes removes the fog and lets us see clearly where the Spirit is leading us. Jesus kept close communion with the Spirit alone in the garden and in lonely vigils on mountain sides all night. The Spirit isnít apt to bang loudly on the door of our hearts. He comes in quiet, uninterrupted moments and lingers if the reception is warm and seeking. He is always hopeful of being welcomed, but will not break the door down to be heard. He comes to us when our spirit is meek and quiet and seeking His Presence.
I wrote the above to myself in humble contrition. I realized I was unconsciously drifting away from seeking to hear His voice. And after praying for forgiveness and help to always hear what the Spirit is saying, I thought maybe it would help someone else to be reminded. May God help us to be lead by the Spirit straight home to Him.
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