Let the Holy Spirit Lead and Be Empowered in Your Walk of Faith

Fingers poised over the keyboard, I said a silent prayer.

Lord, give me the right words to say. Not my words but yours. 

This email would go to my state representative, addressing an issue near and dear to my heart. I desperately wanted to change this man’s mind … actually his intended vote. According to Scripture, he was wrong.

Life was precious. All life. Not simply those we deem worthy or conceived under the “right” conditions.

Ready to “let him have it,” something stayed my typing. I felt prompted to pray for gracious words: words of salt but also words of light. As a result of my obedience, the representative and I began an email dialogue that was built on understanding and respect. 

I didn’t shy from the truth, but thanks to the prompting of the Holy Spirit, I seasoned the truth with grace and love. That’s the work of the Helper. He gently prompts, quietly convicts, lovingly guides, and actively strengthens.  

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The Spirit-Led Heart

Although aware of the importance of the Holy Spirit as part of the Trinity, I’ve tread lightly when discussing His role. He seems far more mysterious than the Father or the Son. I get those roles. So when Suzanne Eller mentioned she’d be penning a book about living a life led by the Spirit, I felt compelled to review it. If for nothing more than my education.

I’m not disappointed. By studying the book of Acts, Suzie developed a deeper understanding of what it means to be led by the Spirit. She deftly divulges that understanding to her readers in her newest release, The Spirit-Led Heart.

The beauty of this book is in its easy-to-understand revelation of the power of the Holy Spirit working in our hearts. Each chapter illustrates, through story and biblical application, how a woman led by the Spirit is equipped to “live a life of love and faith without borders.”

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Life application is found throughout the pages of this book, but especially so at each chapter end. Here Suzie offers a specific Scripture, a promise offered by the Spirit, an invitation, and a prayer. Suzie not only reveals how letting the Spirit lead empowers us to live out the life God intends, she helps us surrender to His leading.

Led by the Holy Spirit

The Apostles began to fulfill their God-given mission of taking the gospel to all the world only after the arrival of the Holy Spirit. When we invite Him in, we can be empowered in a similar fashion.

Led by the Spirit, we can know the truth, go in the right direction (even when we aren’t certain where it leads), be bold for the Lord, and be discerning and wise. I experienced a bit of this while writing the email to my representative. He continues to equip, strengthen, and guide me each day. 

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Welcome the Holy Spirit in, and He’ll do the same for you. And as you experience the Helper on a daily basis, you’ll discover, as I did, that He’s not so mysterious after all!

“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever. 17 He is the Spirit of truth. The world is unable to receive him because it doesn’t see him or know him. But you do know him, because he remains with you and will be in you.” John 14:16-17 CSB

Reflections: Have you welcomed the Holy Spirit into your life? How have you felt led by Him?

By His grace ≈

Julie

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Find hope in your real-life struggles. We'll chase it together! I am a wife; mom of 4 (including a young adult daughter with special needs); miscarriage mom of 5; author & follower of Jesus Christ. I write, edit, speak and enjoy everything outdoors.

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