Psa. 62:5 - Yes, my soul, find rest in God my hope comes from Him. (NIV)
Dependence upon the Lord is being reinforced in life. To the extent God desires everything or all encountered brought before Him. It becomes easy after years of walking with the Lord or being around His ways; to be conditioned to respond in situations without consulting God.
After all, this situation has been encountered before and we are familiar with the scriptural guidelines in dealing with the matter. What the Spirit emphasized is a new encounter involves different people. He wants to deal with and tailor in sensitivity to each person individually. The letter kills while the Spirit gives life.
The Spirit leads through prayer, word and truth. Becoming so dependent in Him ensures all hearts are specifically touched.
How to handle a disagreement or course to take is not attempted hrough past experience or a formula. Rather, empathically solved by the Helper. Causing life in Christ to take precedence as He increases and we decrease. All glory, honor, and praise will be given to God the Father. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Psa. 62:7 - My salvation and my honor depend on God;
He is my mighty rock, my refuge. (NIV)
The Power of His Love - Hillsong
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Bold, Emphasis - Mine
Oh my goodness, so true. I just need to re learn how to be dependent on him. But the fact that there are different ways to approach similar situations is so very true. Look at the myriad ways we all came to Christ.
Beautiful song too.
One of the ironies of my current disability is that it reminds me of my utter dependence on God. I get what I refer to as "three-year old lost child syndrome" and in the beginning it was terrifying! That was when God reminded me that I'm okay. I am safe because my Heavenly Father is always right beside me.
Sometimes it is really hard to remember that, but God understands that too. He is helping me to remember.