Open to God’s Leading

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries3 Minutes

“It seemed fitting for me as well, having investigated everything carefully from the beginning, to write it out for you in consecutive order, most excellent Theophilus; so that you may know the exact truth about the things you have been taught.” Luke 1:3-4 NASB

In his Gospel, Luke provides accounts of many ways God directed His people. To some, He spoke through dreams. Others received visits from angels, while He audibly spoke to a few. Some received direction from the Holy Spirit. Yet Luke himself had a different kind of inspiration.

So why did he write his Gospel? Luke simply says that it “seemed fitting” to him to investigate and then write an account of what had happened from the beginning “in consecutive order.” The Greek words he used indicate that he had an opinion. That he sensed that something should be done. And the result was one of the most important documents ever written.

Just as God directed people differently in Luke’s Gospel, He still works differently in our lives, even today. In fact, the Bible makes clear that God guides and leads us in many different ways.

The foundational truth is that He speaks through His Word. He also has given us His Spirit to guide us (John 16:13). But, as He demonstrated through Luke, God also can work through things as simple as a sense or a conviction.

Today, remember the importance of a personal relationship with God for you. Don’t just know about Him, but seek to know Him, intimately. Saturate your mind and heart with His Word. Spend quality time in prayer. Be sensitive to His Spirit. Remember that He always does not speak loudly. As Elijah discovered, He might not speak through wind, earthquakes, or fire, but rather a “gentle whisper” (1 Kings 19:11-12).

Seek to stay open to His leading. He may lead you in ways that might surprise you.


Prayer: Father, give me a greater sensitivity to the work of Your Spirit in my life. Open my mind and heart that I might hear Your voice. I seek to follow You and serve You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.