8/29/2014

How to Depend on the Holy Spirit

Similar to "How to depend on the Holy Spirit" would be:
  1. How to trust God (Prov 3:5; Ps 31:14).
  2. How to live by faith (Rom 1:17; Gal 3:11; Heb 10:38; Hab 2:4)?
  3. How to live by the Spirit (Gal 5:16, 25)?
So how do you depend on the Holy Spirit? Learn or consider the following:
  1. Accept "No" from God. Lean not on your own understanding (Prov 3:5). Don't insist on your own way (Prov 14:12; 16:25). God's ways and God's thoughts are different from yours (Isa 55:8-9).
  2. Waiting (Isa 40:31). Expect waiting. Enjoy waiting. To God a thousand years are like a day and vice versa (Ps 90:4; 2 Pet 3:8). To God nothing is too slow or too fast.
  3. Patience (Ps 37:7; Prov 16:32; 25:15; Lam 3:27; 1 Cor 13:4; Jas 5:7-8; 2 Pet 1:6; Gal 5:22; 6:9; Rom 8:25; 12:12).
  4. God wants you to want Him more than anything/everything else (Lk 11:13).
  5. God wants you to love Him by loving others (Mt 22:37-39; Mk 12:29-31).