These verses from Old Testament Scripture encourage us to follow God’s words and to listen to his promptings from the Holy Spirit, the one who lives today in all believers. It is my prayer that the Holy Spirit and the author will help you to find that same peace and comfort that we have found by "Listening to the Holy Spirit." Ricks College Devotional. Now is the time to be praying, reflecting and listening more intently to God's voice. When the Holy Spirit prompts you to do something, even if it sounds crazy… my advice would be to simply just do it. If there is a secret to being filled and controlled by the Spirit, it is learning to obey those inner promptings of the Spirit. Respond to the Spirit’s Promptings “The Spirit shows what is true and will come and guide you into the full truth.” (John 16:13, CEV) “Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” (Galatians 5:25) After we ask Jesus Christ to come into our lives, it is not long before we realize that we cannot live for him in our own strength. But how are we to discern the movement of the Spirit? Brothers and sisters, it is a pleasure and a privilege for me to welcome you to a new semester and academic year at Ricks College. Small though it is, it took at least thirty years to write-thirty years trying to put on paper his experiences of how to listen to and follow the promptings of the Holy Spirit. be sensitive to the promptings of the Holy Spirit and follow them. The Holy Spirit always wants to lead us through life, but sometimes we get so focused on seemingly “big” issues that we don’t realize how much He speaks in small promptings every day. Elder David A. Bednar. To learn the Spirit of … Learning to Listen and to Act. [By the way, I want to be a good Bible teacher here. Uplifting, inspirational messages from God for your everyday life by Suzanne Tanner. Receiving, Recognizing, and Responding to the Promptings of the Holy Ghost. There have been times in my life that I’ve missed God. In the New Testament, there are many Scriptures that deal specifically with the Holy Spirit prompting us. Stop trying to understand spiritual things with your natural mind. I’ve discovered that when we do, the only way back is to repent, recommit, and get back on track. Our ethical decision-making models should be used with greater intention as we navigate the future of our ministries. One of the most important things we can do is learn the Spirit of God—learn to hear and follow the promptings of the Spirit. However, it is not too early to lean into practices that will allow us to follow the promptings of the Holy Spirit. August 31, 1999 . We are to cooperate with the promptings of the Spirit. We can see inside the human heart with the revelation of the Holy Spirit. Here are a few suggestions in discovering to how to listen to the Holy Spirit’s promptings in prayer. When you obey the small things that may feel is like a “Gut instinct” to react, it is most likely the Holy Spirit prompting you to do something urgently. The Lord Jesus said, “…the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things…” (John 14:26). If we so desire and are worthy, the Lord will school us in the principle of revelation. Edward V. Whalen Libermann encourages us to "try, as much as it is in us, to follow in our actions only the unique movement of the Holy Spirit dwelling in us, in the manner, as our profound weakness permits it to us, as the Holy Spirit acts in our actions." Pray the Holy Spirit would bring you the revelations that He alone is qualified to give you. 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