Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.
Some Believers mistakenly might think: “Do you think I have all day to seek Jesus for every single thing and run every little thing by him? That’s incredibly time consuming & I have stuff to do!”
A couple weeks ago when Rob was teaching, he posed another question for that hypothetical question...
Do you really have time to keep making the same mistakes over and over?
It sounds like my day isn’t going to belong to me either way I look at it. I’m either going to take time & be led by the Holy Spirit or spend time cleaning up messes I make without Him.
Galatians 5:16 reminds us:
So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves.
I can do whatever I want to do today, but there’s a bigger risk living a life with very few to zero input from the Holy Spirit. But I’m super busy & my intentions are good. Are they?
Galatians 5:17 continues...
The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions.
Holy Spirit it is! It may feel time consuming, require slower responses from me to others, or require denying what feels good at the time, but I won’t be running around trying to undo what I did when I did stuff without Him.
It’s simple; help me remember to pray before I say, seek before I speak & talk before I walk & just simply run everything by you first. It is worth the time; help me not fall into the trap of fooling myself & thinking I have holiness and goodness without you. I do not. I need you, and I appreciate your help, understanding and insight very much. I love you and pray in Jesus’ name, amen.