In the Midst of a Multitude of counselors, Let the Counsel of the Holy Spirit Lead you.

In today’s world, we are often surrounded by many voices offering advice and guidance. While it is wise to seek counsel from trusted sources, it is crucial to prioritize the counsel of the Holy Spirit above all.

The Importance of the Holy Spirit’s Guidance

John 14:26 (NIV) says, “But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.” The Holy Spirit, as our divine Counselor, provides wisdom, understanding, and direction that surpasses human advice. He leads us into all truth and aligns our hearts with God’s will.

Seeking God’s Counsel First

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV) reminds us, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” While the insights of others can be valuable, we must first and foremost seek God’s guidance. Submitting to the Holy Spirit ensures that our decisions and actions are rooted in divine wisdom.

Discerning in a Multitude of Counselors

Proverbs 11:14 (NIV) states, “For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers.” While it acknowledges the importance of having advisers, it is essential to discern and weigh the counsel we receive against the Word of God and the leading of the Holy Spirit.

1 John 4:1 (NIV) advises, “Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God.” In this season, as you receive various opinions and advice, test them through prayer and the guidance of the Holy Spirit to ensure they align with God’s truth and purpose for your life.

Allowing the Holy Spirit to Lead

To truly allow the Holy Spirit to lead, we must cultivate a deep, personal relationship with Him. This involves spending time in prayer, reading Scripture, and being sensitive to His promptings. Romans 8:14 (NIV) declares, “For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.” Being led by the Spirit signifies a life of surrender and obedience to His direction.

Prayer for Guidance

Heavenly Father, we thank You for the gift of the Holy Spirit, our Counselor and Guide. In the midst of numerous voices and advice, Holy Spirit help us to prioritise Your counsel above all. Teach us to trust in You with all our hearts and to seek Your guidance in every decision. Grant us discernment to test and weigh the counsel we receive, ensuring it aligns with Your truth and purpose.

Holy Spirit, lead us in this season. Make Your will clear to us and empower us to follow Your direction with courage and faith. May our lives reflect Your wisdom and guidance, bringing glory to Your name. In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

 

By P. Gloria Austine (Permission granted, if this resource has impacted you, help us reach others. Kindly share with friends, families, etc)

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