Relating to the Holy Spirit more like Jesus!
A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;
from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.
2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—
the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
the Spirit of counsel and of might,
the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord—
3 and he will delight in the fear of the Lord.
If we understand the how the Holy Spirit worked in Jesus, we can learn from that relationship, and we can grow in how we hear from God.
Jesus depended on the on the Father and so should we.
(Is. 43:13; Pr. 3:5-6; Pr. 16:9; Ps 121:1-2; John 8:31-32)
In Isaiah 11:2-3, we see some properties that God gave to Jesus and to us, through the Holy Spirit. How does this effect how you relate to God in prayer? How can these truths replace bondage with freedom in your life?
When you are struggling or suffering, whether self-inflicted, or as a result of someone else’s sin, your pain is real, because suffering is real. But if we focus inward on our pain, it’s difficult to see anything else, because the pain is so powerful, and the lies of the enemy are so skilled. If we look beyond our pain and fucus on the goodness and glory of God, we can experience personal transformation, and worship God in the midst of our pain, because our emotions no long control how we think and feel and act.
Spend some time this week reading and praying through Isaiah 11:2-3. Ask the holy Spirit to lead you through these scriptures so you can respond to what God is asking you to focus on. Pray for a spiritual covering from the enemy, and that you would only hear God’s truth and how his truth connects with your life. Is there anything that you need to repent of? As you rest in God’s presence, ask the Holy spirit to give you wisdom and understanding through His counsel and power, to know God’s transforming truth, and then spend some time delighting in following His way forward.
Read these scriptures, pray through them, wait for the Holy Spirit to share His wisdom and power, and respond in obedience.