Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Today, I want to delve into a matter of utmost importance at the heart of your walk with God: Enhancing Your Sensitivity to the Leading of the Holy Spirit.
The guidance of the Holy Spirit illuminates your journey as a believer in Christ, and this guidance is most effective when we are attuned to the voice of the Holy Spirit. Romans 8:14 reminds us, “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” This passage emphasises the significance of your sensitivity to the Holy Spirit’s leading.
**1. Immerse Yourself in the Word of God:**
God’s Word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path (Psalm 119:105). To enhance your sensitivity to the Holy Spirit, you must increase your intake of Scripture. Dive into the Bible daily, meditate on its truths, and allow its wisdom to permeate your heart. Through the Word, the Holy Spirit speaks to us, guiding our thoughts and actions in alignment with God’s will.
**2. Guard Your Confessions:**
The power of life and death lies in the tongue (Proverbs 18:21). Your words profoundly impact your spiritual sensitivity. Speak life-giving, faith-filled words that align with God’s promises. Your confession should mirror God’s words about your life, family, and circumstances. Let your words align with His truth, and watch your sensitivity to His leading sharpens.
**3. Cultivate a Lifestyle of Fasting:**
Fasting is a spiritual discipline that heightens your awareness of God’s presence and voice. It’s not merely about abstaining from food; it’s a conscious decision to set aside earthly distractions and draw closer to God. Consider fasting from activities that divert your attention from Him. As you seek His face through fasting, your spiritual senses will become more attuned to His leading.
**4. Create Anointed Atmospheres:**
The environments we immerse ourselves in significantly affect our spiritual sensitivity. Surround yourself with Godly influences and shield yourself from godless and anti-anointed atmospheres. The songs, images, and words you expose yourself to carry spiritual significance. Choose wisely what you allow into your heart and home. Fill your surroundings with the anointing of worship and the Word, creating an atmosphere conducive to hearing God’s voice.
As you embark on this journey to enhance your sensitivity to the Holy Spirit’s leading, remember that it is a continuous process. As skilled musicians hone their craft over time, so must you diligently cultivate your relationship with the Spirit of God.
Strive to be led by the Holy Spirit in every aspect of your life, trusting that He will guide you to victory.
May you go forth in the confidence of God’s guidance, strengthened by His Word, and empowered by the Holy Spirit.
Until next time, remember that you are more than a conqueror through Christ Jesus!
Rev. Olusola Areogun