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“But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit” (1 Corinthians 12:7-8)

The Holy Spirit is the One who guides and directs us. Insofar as it helps, use the guidance of others, but do not make the mistake of thinking that they are the ones leading. Just as there is One Lord, there is One Spirit who unites us in the One Lord, Jesus Christ. Come then into the Holy Spirit’s leading and go as the Spirit leads that You may live into the life to which You have been called by grace.

This world is filled with ideas about how to live life. We have teachers and those who guide, but there is only One Spirit who has been given that we might live in the unity the Lord is creating by grace. Do not seek after what will tickle your ears, but come as the Spirit leads into the faith given once for all. The gifts of the Spirit will come as the Lord directs and according to His will.

There are many conflicts in my mind and practice. Come Holy Spirit and kindle in me the heart of Jesus that I would live into the life for which You are directing me. Let nothing hinder Your guidance in my life that I may now and always abide in the truth of Your presence and be led by You in all things. May I not live just for myself, but be led by You in all things to the glory of the Father. Amen.