Stretch Yourself with Lesson 24
Walking in the Spirit: Head to Heart Guide
Three easy steps! Try these three steps in seeking guidance as you practice walking in the Spirit.
1) Consecrate: Take your present concerns to the Lord. Surrender all. Confess all that He shows you, and accept by faith that you are in the center of His will for you and that He is already working through you. Acknowledge and believe that He is governing everything in your life according to His good will for you, that nothing happens by accident. Tell Him you only want to know and obey His voice. Ask Him to make it plain. Purpose to obey whatever He reveals. Then abide in simple trust, staying attentive to Him.
2) Wait: Look and listen as you go about your day. Include quiet times for seeking wisdom. Seek the counsel of others; ask for their prayers. Wait for clear light to come about matters of specific guidance. In the meantime accept by faith that you are now in the center of His will and that He is working through you “to will and to work for His good pleasure” (Philippians 2:13). Continue to abide in simple trust and obedience by doing the next right thing as you understand it. The peace of Christ is never static; it desires to move us—so learn to go as the peace leads you.
3) Act: Whenever you are reasonably sure about a step of specific guidance, yield an immediate obedience. Not to act, when guidance is received, darkens the path. Delays only make obedience more difficult later on.
Step out in faith!
You have just completed the entire eCourse—if you stayed "on course" the whole way through. We would love to hear about your experience of "bringing your heart to God and receiving His Heart for you."
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