Did you know that it’s a proven fact that most of us need to hear something at least five times before we realize that it may apply to our own lives? When I first heard that it gave me hope because I know that I am someone who does not receive and apply every single truth to my life immediately. I don’t believe anyone does. That is why I will be going over the single most important concept in our daily walk with the Lord often this year.
What is that concept? Walking in the daily guidance and direction of the Holy Spirit. If you are one of those people who do not believe you hear clearly from God, this is a great way to learn. I have said often on both of my blogs that I run under the direction of the Holy Spirit. I don’t use an app or listen to music when I run…..I listen for His still small voice. My third anniversary of running consistently will be in March and I know my consistency is due to not running because I have to. I am also not trying for a certain man-made goal (i.e., how to do a 5k in 2 weeks, etc) that will frustrate me because my body isn’t made like someone else’s. I am running because God told me to and directs each run individually.
Isaiah 61: 1-4 (NRSV)
61 The spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
because the Lord has anointed me;
he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed,
to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and release to the prisoners;
2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor,
and the day of vengeance of our God;
to comfort all who mourn;
3 to provide for those who mourn in Zion—
to give them a garland instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
the mantle of praise instead of a faint spirit.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
the planting of the Lord, to display his glory.
4 They shall build up the ancient ruins,
they shall raise up the former devastations;
they shall repair the ruined cities,
the devastations of many generations.
God’s spirit will free you from all of your oppression (including food and exercise bondage) and comfort you, release you from your captivity and mourning over your years of this self-imposed prison. Then He will build you back up and make you like an oak of righteousness.
I would love to hear from you. What unique ways do you follow the Holy Spirits voice?
Have you found that there are certain foods you must eat/must not eat regardless of what the experts have spoken?