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Guided by the Holy Spirit

A Commentary by Constance Vanides

"END ROAD WORK" The fluorescent orange road sign caught my eye. Off to the side another post with its orange sign lay toppled over, "Road Work Ahead." Apparently, the work was finished and the second sign lay there waiting for workers to pick it up.

What about the road, the path Jesus has laid out for us? Does it continue on indefinitely?

"You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore." (Psalm 16:11)

"Show me Your ways, O LORD; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; on You I wait all the day." (Psalm 25:4)

"Teach me Your way, O LORD, and lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies." (Psalm 27:11)

"O God, You are more awesome than Your holy places. The God of Israel is He who gives strength and power to His people." (Psalm 68:35)

Have we been "powered up" to keep on going? We need continual infillings of the Holy Spirit to keep us on the "freeway" Jesus laid out for us. And we don't get very far when running on "Empty"! We need to stop occasionally at that "Dunamis Station" (It never closes or runs out of fuel!) and ask Him, "fill-me-up!"

"If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!" (Luke 11:13)

"Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high." (Luke 24:49)

" filled with the Spirit..." (Ephesians 5:18b)

Often it seems the work we are called to do for others never ends!. But in due time, scripture says, we shall rest in well-doing.

"There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His." (Hebrews 4:9-10)

We need to only cease from doing works our own way and allow His way to be ours.

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