And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My clothes?” Mark 5:30
The voice of the Holy Spirit within is not a loud voice. Most of the time, it is a gentle impression we have concerning a thing, situation, place or people. Some people call it ‘intuition’ or ‘premonition.’ It is a ‘knowing’ you have within yourself that something is alright or not right. It is not a sentence but a ‘knowing.’ Many a time when you are asked to explain it you will not have any logical explanation except that you ‘know.’
A person, who is born again and has the Holy Spirit dwelling in them, should expect God to lead them on a daily basis. And the primary way is through the ‘knowing’ within. It is not exactly a voice so don’t expect to be hearing voices in your head (that will require some professional help). The Holy Spirit does not lead you by taking over your mind or your personality. No, He leads you by working with your faculties and gently impressing His direction in your heart.
He does it so gently that you could overlook Him and miss His leading. This year, one of the disciplines you should develop is sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit. Take time to note all those leadings and judge the results.
Not everything you feel within is from the Holy Spirit. Sometimes you will get it wrong; other times you will get it right. Don’t feel too bad when you miss His leading. Just keep learning and in time, you grow and identify His leading in your life.
Prayer: Holy Spirit, help me to know Your leading when You speak to me.
Scriptural Reading: Mark 5:21-34