Today’s lesson is about walking in the Spirit, an “Action” word. We’re not sitting still and we’re not waiting, we’re now moving and taking action as we continue to read One in a Million: Journey to Your Promised Land. Our faith has moved from passive faith to active faith in our journey to the promised land.
On page 144 of the workbook, author Priscilla Shirer writes “active faith requires two things. The most obvious is courage to act on God’s promises regardless of what others think or say. The second and most important is the development of a keen ability to correctly hear God’s voice.” When we lack courage, we seek other believers for verification of our supernatural experience. We’ll ask a trusted friend “Do you think that could be God speaking?” and the friend will play Devil’s advocate with you. When we lack a keen ability to hear, we’ll seek those with better hearing, such as a person in ministry, assuming they are closer to God than we are. We’ve been conditioned by Satan to doubt and mistrust and immobilize when God calls, rather than moving forward in blind faith.
Earlier in our study we learned that sharing God’s calling with others will have a negative effect on their own spiritual journey. When God speaks, His message is for you alone and not for others. It’s His love language to you, as He speaks to you through your five senses, through dreams, through music or anything that captures your heart. When you listen to His voice, you are walking in faith. When you follow His words, you are living in faith.
As Priscilla reminds us in the study, three things need to happen when you discern the voice of God:
- Wait and be willing to hear His voice
- Weigh His words against scripture
- Follow His voice
1 Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD;
let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
2 Let us come before him with thanksgiving
and extol him with music and song.
3 For the LORD is the great God,
the great King above all gods.
4 In his hand are the depths of the earth,
and the mountain peaks belong to him.
5 The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands formed the dry land.
6 Come, let us bow down in worship,
let us kneel before the LORD our Maker;
7 for he is our God
and we are the people of his pasture,
the flock under his care.
Today, if you hear his voice,
8 do not harden your hearts
Priscilla Shirer Quotes
- Our spiritual inheritance is recorded in the pages of scripture. We must weigh anything we think we hear God say against the authority of His written word.
- Although the Spirit is in each Believer’s life, you claim your spiritual inheritance only to the extend that you walk in faith on it.
Today’s Scripture Verses (NASB)
Every place on which the sole of your foot treads, I have given it to you, just as I spoke to Moses. Joshua 1:3
This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. Joshua 1:8
walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. Galatians 5:16
Are you ready for your Promised Land? If not, what needs to happen for you to feel ready?