Those who are motivated by the flesh only pursue what benefits themselves. But those who live by the impulses of the Holy Spirit are motivated to pursue spiritual realities. For the mind-set of the flesh is death, but the mind-set controlled by the Spirit finds life and peace. Romans 8:5-6 TPT
That word, impulse, is an influence of a particular feeling, something that urges us to action. That’s what the Holy Spirit does, He motivates us to pursue spiritual realities instead of physical realities. When the things of the Spirit become our primary focus, we enter into a wonderful sanctuary of peace.
More and more I find myself thinking on revelation God continually pours into my spirit. It used to be I’d get an occasional peek into a larger truth, but now it’s as if I live there in that place of the Holy Spirit speaking and revealing things to me I’d never seen before. In all my days, I’ve never tapped into this before.
Simple truths have become multi-faceted diamonds, dazzling in the light of His presence. I can’t stop looking. Just when I think I get it, He shows me something new and amazing. I’m mesmerized by how alive His Word really is. His Word is alive, powerful and sharper than a scalpel, cutting away misconceptions and misunderstandings, religious rhetoric, rules and bondages so that I may walk free in the truth of His Word.
To be led by His Spirit, to feel His prodding and hear His whispers as I walk this earth is amazing. But to obey and feel His approval, that is worth it all. When I plug into Him, He gives me peace like I’ve never known. I’ve never been so wrapped in love before. It’s not based on what I do right, it’s based on who He is-LOVE.
If you’ve never experienced this love of God before, I invite you to step in. Simply believe in Jesus as your one-time sacrifice. He died so that you could live in this place of freedom. Freedom from guilt and shame is now yours.
Step two; surrender. Ask for His Holy Spirit to fill you, teach you and lead you into all truth. Begin reading Matthew, Mark, Luke and John to see how Jesus did life and what He said to do. Then move onto the rest and get ready for your life to radically change as God begins to take the reigns and you learn to yield to the impulses of the Holy Spirit.