..the holy Spirit of God whereby we are sealed unto the day of redemption.” (Ephesians 4:30)
Since Spirit-leading is the opposite of not grieving the third person of the Trinity, then by necessity we must begin each day with fresh bread from heaven so that we do not become admissible to the flesh’s failings, the world’s wrestings nor Satan’s slings. However, not every prompting is Spirit controlled.
How do we know when Jesus is prompting, and another spirit is wooing? Don’t we sing to our children:“Read your bible pray every day and you’ll grow?” Then, prayer, praise, precepts, combined with practice (service), rightly prepares us to walk in and to not grieve His Holiness.
Recently, I preached the funeral for a dear saint of God. For more than 10 years, my wife and I visited her several times a month until we moved away. More than once did I “sense” a directive to re-visit her. Each time, I declined the Lord’s invitation. While preaching, I did not weep nor absolve myself to the family. However, I did resolve to be more faithful—to listen and to be led by the Holy Ghost.
Pray that when you feel the Spirit’s prompting, God will give you the wisdom to follow it.