Blessed is the one who is always cautious, but whoever hardens his heart will fall into evil.
Proverbs 28:14 NET
We should live our lives with awareness of what is going on around us. This is just smart living for our times!
And this is also true when we deal with others. When we help, provide support or just spend time with them.
This doesn’t mean that we don’t care. We have to be careful that we don’t become too afraid or even hardened that we don’t ever engage with those the Lord might want us to minister to.
It does mean that we walk in discernment. That we allow the Holy Spirit to lead us and guide us.
Jesus said that He would send the Holy Spirit to us. He takes up residence inside of us when we give our lives to Jesus to help direct our steps and our thinking in a manner that is pleasing to God.
And just like any other relationship, the more time you spend in the Presence of God, the more easily it is to identify the voice and leading of the Holy Spirit.
If this isn’t part of your walk with God, you are definitely missing out on all Jesus has done for you!
Father, thank You that Your Spirit is with me at all times. Help me to identify Your voice and live according to Your will.