A tourist who chooses not to follow the tour guide soon finds himself lost in a strange city – worse still he may end up in the wrong neighbourhood. A child who refuses to hold on to Mommy’s hand could end up reported missing in the evening news.
The Holy Spirit is our guide and we cannot afford to go about our lives without His leading. Every day, He speaks, He directs.
He spoke to Noah about the flood (Gen 6). He shared His plans with Abraham about Israel’s future (Gen 15:13-14) and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen 18). He gave Daniel a timeline of future world government. Jeremiah knew Israel would spend 70 years in captivity because God told him so. He also knew what he and the people of Israel were to during these 70 years in captivity.
It’s only if you are seeking God, looking into His face that you can receive His instructions. You need to be alert, on the lookout for His next instruction. Be in a position where you can hear Him. God is not secretive – He talks. Are you listening?
Further Reading (Psa 25:9; Psa 32:8; Isa 58:11; John 16:13).