by: Pastors Olumese & Ogechi Edward Olumese @pstolumese | @ogechiolumese
REGULATE YOUR LIFE BY WHAT GOD SAYS
2 Corinthians 5:7 (AMPC), “For we walk by faith [we regulate our lives and conduct ourselves by our conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, with trust and holy fervor; thus we walk] not by sight or appearance.”
As children of God, we are so blessed by God with the opportunity and ability to live a life that is beyond the dictates of our senses. We are directed by the Holy Spirit, therefore we have access to a superior kind of experience in our everyday life. We tackle situations differently from the rest of the world because God’s word says in 2 Corinthians 5:7 (NCV), “We live by what we believe, not by what we see.” So when others see difficulties, we begin to see possibility. Mark 9:23 (NKJV) says, “Jesus said to him, “if you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”
Many times in life, what may be obvious is usually different from the strategy of the Spirit. You must refuse to be swayed by what is obvious. Allow God’s Spirit to lead you because you are a child of God and you have access to the leading of the Spirit. If you limit yourself to what you can see, hear, touch, smell or taste, you would be regulating your life by incomplete truth. There is so much around you that your physical senses may not be able to pick, but if you rely on the direction of the Spirit of God that knows the end from the beginning, you can be rest assured that you will not fall into challenges that you cannot overcome. I love what the Bible says in Psalm 37:23 (NKJV), “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his ways.” The Bible also says in Romans 8:14 (NKJV), “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God.” You have a right to be led and governed by your faith in God’s Spirit. Don’t settle for less. Live your life based on what God is saying.
Just like the children of Israel moved forward based on God’s word even though there was the Red Sea in front of them, learn to listen beyond what your senses are picking and act based on the leading of the Spirit.
FURTHER STUDY: 2 Corinthians 4:18 (NKJV), “While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
CONFESSION: I BOLDLY CONFESS, I WALK BY FAITH AND NOT BY SIGHT. AS A CHILD OF GOD, I AM LED BY THE SPIRIT, NOT BY MY CIRCUMSTANCE. I LIVE IN THE REALM OF POSSIBILITY ALWAYS.
ACTION POINT: When it looks like the way in front of you is blocked, listen to the directive of the Spirit.
ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Nehemiah 7-9; Acts 3