Guided By The Holy Spirit

meadow-1I was thinking today about how crazy the world has become, with extreme perspectives that are the antitheses of what one would have called “normal” 20 years ago.  The world has changed, and what a cesspool it has become.

With those having so much power wanting to destroy this country, the arguing, infighting, and competitive spirit in our government officials and in those who want the world to change, to become a “One World Order” and a dominating, “One World Religion”, these are, I think, a sign of the times of prophecy told in the bible.

How does one live in these United States, when starting a business for Christians means decisions are based on our faith, or working for an employer may put us in a position of going against our beliefs?

Take, for example, becoming a school teacher, knowing that the children are taught to accept “gender fluidity”, who may be indoctrinated into thinking they are of the opposite gender than that which they were born to be.  As a school teacher one cannot speak out or teach how this is wrong.

We are muzzled in our faith, threatened by employers and man’s government system who decides for us how taxes will be spent, that as Christians our tax money may go to support abortions or by moving into neighborhoods where Antifa is allowed to rule the streets.  Think of recent news in Portland, Oregon.  

As spirit filled Christians, we have the Spirit of God that resides within us; the Holy Spirit.  Navigating our lives with this knowledge should give us some comfort.  The joy of knowing that we will live for eternity with the Lord Jesus Christ is a great privilege and honor so we must remember whose we are.  We are in the world but not of the world.

And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.  If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. – Galatians 5:24

We can know that God is real and He is with us.  We can surrender our will to the control of the Holy Spirit.  It is the narrow path that will take us home.  No other way exists, we must submit to God’s Spirit, knowing that He has the only way for us, and to trust in the only person we can truly trust: Jesus Christ.  We belong to Christ and turn to Him to know the way through these evil times we live in.

We have much to be grateful for.  To have a guide and protector in the Holy Spirit who knows the way, a watchful, caring and loving Father who provides for us on a daily basis, we should hold gratitude in our hearts for everything that happens along the way.  We are not alone, God is with us.