Let the Spirit Move You
Have you ever pushed a wheelbarrow? A wheelbarrow doesn’t choose which direction it will go. It moves in whatever direction the person pushing it decides is best. A wheelbarrow doesn’t argue with the person pushing it or try to choose its own path. A wheelbarrow simply goes where the person pushing directs.
With God’s Spirit controlling us, we don’t have to try to do the right things. We don’t have to try to obey God’s commands. We don’t have to try to guess which direction God wants us to go.
Ezekiel 36:27 says, “And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.” These verses were written to the nation of Israel, but God’s promise applies to all who claim His as God. The message in this verse is that God has placed His Spirit in each of His children and this Spirit will move us to do right and to obey God. God’s Holy Spirit will guide us in the direction that God knows is best for us.
When the Spirit moves us, it is up to us to obey. It is up to us to go in the direction in which He is moving us. The Holy Spirit will always move us in the right direction. He will always move us to obey God and do God’s will. We don’t have to move ourselves (make ourselves go in the right direction). We simply need to allow God’s Spirit to move us in the direction that God know is best for us.
Sermons or messages taught during a worship service are a time to focus our minds on God and allow the Holy Spirit to move us in the direction that is best for us.
Take advantage of every opportunity to listen to God’s word and let His Spirit move you! -- gjat
“If the LORD delights in a man's way, he makes his steps firm; though he stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.” Psalm 37:23