When I drive my miniature horses I am amazed that such a little tug on the reins makes them go right or left.
My little horse has a strong mind but when I hold the reins I direct the path.
When we allow God to take the reins and wait for His gentle tug, He will guide us in the proper direction–His Reign (pun intended).
Holy Spirit Tugs
I take children for rides and use the ” how to steer” illustration to explain we need to listen for the Holy Spirit gentle tugs to choose directions.
When we wait patiently on God, we honor Him because we are allowing Him to have His way and His timing in our lives. It is the highest expression of faith in His righteousness.
This patience is fruit of God’s Spirit in losing of our self-will for His perfect will. Without knowing what is ahead, we are nudged into a new perspective and learn to grow in faith and patience.
We can only be strong in faith as we are in direct communication with God–trusting Him step by step, moment by moment– then He will work in us the fullness of Christ.
In our weakness He is strong. God can and will do all. Abraham, Moses, and others in the Bible had strong faith; they were able to “see the invisible, choose the imperishable, and do the impossible,” and what was true for them centuries ago can be true for us today.
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world –our faith (1 John 5:4).
The answers have not changed–they lie deep under the churchology layers.
Just as an archeologist digging through layers to find out what life was like, we have to dig through layers of a mountain of man’s influences, shoveling off and discarding man’s traditions, theories, interpretations, and philosophies. We have to discard many old theological errors and the newer layers of tradition, interpretations, western thought to get back to God’s way described in the Bible.
It’s all simple once you discard the layers, give God the reins, watch, observe, and take notice of His gentle tugs. Then you experience peace and joy. He has a plan for you. Rest in Him.
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