The Joy Of Being A Spirit-Led Woman
Glenys Hicks

 

A lot of women feel a little ill at ease when there is talk of being led by God’s Spirit. They seem to think that God’s Spirit will change them in a way that will cause them to feel driven or cause them to act strangely. I have heard it said by a woman at a prayer meeting that she was “afraid of what the Spirit has in store for me today!” My friends, there is no need to fear being a Spirit-led woman! For the Spirit of God is gentle. He is our Comforter, Healer, Convictor of sin and our Teacher But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me’: John 15:26

 

‘Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you’ John 16:7  If ever there is any discomfort with Him, it is because He is calling us to a greater knowledge of God or convicting us of some sin that needs to be repented of. That is not to say that we are necessarily sinning greatly, but even small things that we know we should be doing and don’t do them, then that is sin- and the Holy Spirit will convict us of this- bring it to our minds and put it in our hearts to do it.  ‘Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin’. James 4:17  

 

Being led by the Spirit is ongoing. At our conversion, we have the regeneration of our soul and the indwelling of God’s Holy Spirit. He seals us until the day of Christ Jesus and yearns jealously over us, leading us into the love and light of God’s holiness. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal’. 1 Cor 12:7

 

Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts’. 2 Cor 1:22  Being led by the Spirit is a beautiful thing. It is not necessarily a constant ethereal experience whereby we literally glow all day, but rather it is a constant running of internal “rivers” of joy that nothing can completely squash.

 

A Spirit- led woman is confident in whatever role God has put her in. She understands that with God, all things are spiritual. God doesn’t take His eye of concern off us when we are sweeping our floors or tending our children. There is no spiritual and secular for the Christian woman- all things are spiritual. The Holy Spirit doesn’t check out of our lives when we are doing the laundry or the shopping.- and have you ever taken God shopping with you? Prayed for a parking space or asked for wisdom in some purchase, whether it be food or clothes or a car? God’s Spirit is listening to our concerns and cares, longing to help us in our daily walk- longing to strengthen us in our times of trial and love us with the love only God can give us. 'But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you’. John 14:26

 

And have you ever shared a laugh with God? Have you caught yourself in praise and been filled with adoration that makes your eyes shine? Has your spirit soared with joy and thankfulness as something special caught your eye? Have you ever felt the joy of the Spirit inside you, laughing with you? My friends, I believe God’s Spirit touches our soul with little glances that only you and He see…things that others may overlook but that He knows you love. For God is the Lover of our souls..He loves us with a love that is unconditional and true. His Holy Spirit is His Gift to us to help us overcome temptation, grief and sorrow. To remind us that we have a God Who lives within our hearts and Who will never leave us- not even in our worst times! And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;’ John 14:16

 

And it is He Who makes us strong in the difficult valleys of life- Who enables us to say with certainty, I will succeed- for He is my rock! ‘For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father’. Rom 8:15  We will have difficult times in our life- that we can be sure of! But we are so very blessed to have a God Who promised not to leave us orphans when He returned to His Father. He has kept His Promise in giving us His Holy Spirit to dwell within us. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you’. John 14:18  To be afraid of God as in awe of Him as God is healthy, but to be afraid of Him and His wonderful Spirit is not. If God seems far away, ask yourself who moved?

 

The Holy Spirit is like a gentle dove, and God is a gentleman. He will stand back if you do not want Him in your life- and if you constantly quench Him, the Spirit will not force Himself into your life. If ever there seems to be silence where once there was music, or if the path now seems to be a lonely one and you cannot sense the Spirit’s presence- check in your heart and see if you have moved away. If you have, make it right with God and ask for the joy of your salvation and God’s Presence to be a part of your life once again. He will be there, waiting- in fact yearning for you to ask Him back into your life so that you are not comfortless.  

 

Of all people in the world, we Spirit-led women (and men), are the most blessed of all. ‘The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God’: Rom 8:16  Not only do we have a loving Father Who sent His only begotten Son to pay the price for our sins and redeem us, but we have the Spirit of God to help us in our day to day living. In a world that is getting darker, how comforting it is to be Spirit-led Children of God. But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth’: 2 Thes 2:13 

 

Never has God left us as orphans-comfortless- but He has made us joint heirs with Christ and we have His Spirit leading us into glory! Praise the Lord! I am so glad I am a Spirit-led woman! God makes me sing and my heart glad!  Can I hear an ‘amen’, Sisters?   

 

Blessings, Glenys

 

Glenys Robyn Hicks 2006

 

           
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