KEY SCRIPTURE: John 5:30 KJV I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
IT is God who uses His servants, and so we must wait for His instruction. We can do nothing of ourselves without His direction. Every successful servant of God would not take any step without the instruction or direction of the Holy Spirit. In our key scripture the Lord said He would not do anything by Himself unless the father instructs Him. God our Father is not obliged to honour any act or action that He did not instruct. He says He watches over His word to perform it (Jeremiah 1:12).
The Holy Spirit is our teacher, guide and guard. We must have a deep relationship with Him. Recognize that He is always present with you, ready to direct you. Be sensitive to hear from Him as you pray. Don’t do anything without His counsel. Acting without His direction is like the sons of Aaron that offered strange fire in the presence of the Lord. Lev 10:1 KJV” And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not”. The proceeding verse said true fire went from God’s presence and devoured them. It simply means those who will act against God’s way would only suffer and be frustrated. We must learn to wait on God to hear His voice or command.
Moses was very successful because he followed through with what God asked Him to do. His desire to get to the promised land was aborted because he failed to honor the word of God at a point in his work. The Lord made a very serious statement about those who reject direct instruction from Him. 1Samuel 15:26 KJV” And Samuel said unto Saul, I will not return with thee: for thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, and the LORD hath rejected thee from being king over Israel. The Lord rejected King Saul because he rejected the word of God.
LORD I pray for every child of God, especially all those seeking to be used in God’s field. May they learn to continually wait for your counsel and instructions of the Holy Spirit.
John 14:26. But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will cause you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you.
Isaiah 40:31 KJV” But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint”.