As the Holy Spirit lives in you and guides you, He will use Scripture to encourage, convict, and lead you to experience the full life that only God can give.
Read the verses below and notice how God uses the Bible to help you understand His will.
Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. (Joshua 1:8)
If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. (John 15:7)
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
Watch carefully as you read and study God’s Word. What the Spirit is teaching is God’s will for your life (1 Corinthians 2:9-10). As you read the Bible each day, the Holy Spirit will guide you through verses which reveal God’s will.
For example, you may be reading your Bible and come across Matthew 15:4: “For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother.'” The Holy Spirit may focus your attention on this verse. You try to continue reading, but you cannot leave verse 4. You begin to have the uneasy feeling that God is applying this verse to you. You realize that your patterns have done some things that have made you angry and you’ve held bitterness in your heart. You remember some of the painful words you exchanged the last time you were together. The Holy Spirit affirms that nothing they have done caused them to deserve the lack of respect you demonstrated. You realize that God takes this extremely seriously and so you repent and take action to restore your relationship with your parents. God has just used the Bible to guide you.
Think about it:
Has there ever been a time when God has clearly spoken to you through Scripture?
Is there are verse or passage you’ve recently read that God may be using to show you His will for you life?
Excerpted from Experiencing God: God’s Invitation to Young Adults by Richard Blackaby and Henry Blackaby (available from ThreadsMedia.com)