Are you hearing special insights from the Lord each day? You can! Learn four ways to be led by the Spirit of God and achieve supernatural results in your life!He didn’t own a pair of shoes until he was 12 years old. With only a fifth-grade education and having come from a poor family, he had not been given the opportunity to succeed in life. Yet this man from Texas had become a multimillionaire. Without any formal education or training, he had become very wealthy through investments. In fact, he had never lost one dime in a single investment! How did he do it? He once shared the secret with his friends: “I always do this. When someone comes along with an idea, I don’t allow myself to think about it mentally. Instead, I go into my closet and pray. I wait as long as it takes until I hear something. Sometimes it can take as long as three days. I come out for some meals and a little sleep, but mainly I remain quiet and alone with the Lord until I know by an inward witness what I am to do.” He shared that there were times when an idea seemed like a really good one that would surely bring a return, but his inward witness told him not to invest. At others, it seemed like a dead-end opportunity, but his spirit told him to move ahead and invest. Every single time, he made the right choice. Following the inward witness gave him special insight into the supernatural and how to become financially prosperous. This man took the time to develop and train his human spirit to be led by the Spirit of God, and you can, too! It won’t come overnight, but you can enjoy this special insight and guidance in every area of your life, as you train your human spirit. Here are four ways you can be led by the Spirit of God every single day.
1. Meditate on the Word of God
“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”To get to the place in your life where you can be led by the Spirit of God, you must first be able to recognize His voice. This comes from not only prayer and reading the Word of God, but by also meditating on the Word of God, which is one of the ways to be led by His Spirit. What does it mean to meditate on the Word of God? It means to stop and think about what you’ve read, and allow the Holy Spirit to bring new revelation, even to a verse you’ve read a hundred times. Meditating on the Word of God is more than reading the Bible—it is studying, analyzing, seeking and reflecting. It is seeking God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength. It’s being open to a new interpretation you haven’t considered before—one that might be different than what your mama told you or your pastor told you.
2. Be a Doer of the Word of God
“Be doers of the word and not hearers only.”One of the surefire ways to be led by the Spirit of God is to be a doer of the Word of God. We don’t see too many Christians who are doers of the Word anymore, do we? They certainly talk the talk, but the walk looks like everyone else in the world. However, the Bible is clear that hearers (people who simply read their Bibles and attend church) don’t accomplish much in this life. That’s why James 2:17 says faith without works is dead. If you need the supernatural in your life, dead faith isn’t going to deliver you to victory. Like anything else with God, being a doer of the Word is not about rules and religion—it’s a matter of the heart. A Christian who reads the Bible and even meditates on the Word of God, but doesn’t put it into practice, is not following the first and greatest commandment to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength”.
3. Put the Word of God Above All Else
“My son, attend to my words; consent and submit to my sayings. Let them not depart from your sight; keep them in the center of your heart.”Kenneth and Gloria Copeland often say that one of the ways to be led by the Spirit of God is to put the Word of God above all else. Second Chronicles 16:12-13 tells of a situation where King Asa had the opportunity to put the Word of God above all else: “In the thirty-ninth year of his reign, Asa developed a serious foot disease. Yet even with the severity of his disease, he did not seek the Lord’s help but turned only to his physicians. So, he died in the forty-first year of his reign.” For whatever reason, King Asa didn’t seek God in his hour of trial. Instead, he went after the world’s help. (The world is not in the business of providing supernatural healing, deliverance, restoration or provision. Those things are God’s business.) To be led by the Spirit of God, we must put His Word above all else in every situation. This allows us to be sensitive to His leading, which often goes against “common sense,” statistics, how everyone else is doing it and the world’s view of “logic.”