By now we have learned how to grow our spirit:
- Meditate on the Word
- Practice the Word
- Make the Word first place in our lives
And the fourth, how we measure and truly tell how much we have grown, is to obey instantly! God doesn't just want obedience, He wants instant obedience. God speaks to our spirits or as we call it our conscious. Too many times, we talk ourselves out of what our conscious is speaking to us, when we should be obeying.
But wait, what if it is the enemy talking? Well if we are mediating on the Word, practicing the Word, and putting the Word into first place in our lives, then we can be sure that our spirit man will know the voice of God.
"When the spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future. he will bring me glory by telling you whatever he receives from me. All that belongs to the Father is mine; this is why I said, 'The Spirit will tell you whatever he receives from me.'
Let me give you an example in Pastor Kempie's life. He was working as an adjuster with an insurance company. One day as he walked in the office, the phone rang and Pastor Kempie was offered a job that required many more years of experience than what he had. Sounds like the favor and blessing of God doesn't it? As he was moving furniture into the new office, every time he would cross the threshold, he would get sick to his stomach. When he walked back outside, he would feel fine. This happened several times.
He called me on the phone and said, "Lisa, I am not supposed to be here." Pastor Kempie turned down that job and showed up at the church. He knew that was where he was supposed to be. That was the leading of the Holy Spirit and obedience was the only solution.
As Kenneth Hagin says, "Let's get thrilled with the Word of God. Walk in the light of it. Claim what the Word promises and you will reap its benefits."