I think that being guided by the Holy Spirit in everyday life means being actively and unashamedly involved in your faith. This can look very different for different people, as we all have different ways of best engaging with the Spirit.
For me, I try and read the Bible while I eat breakfast so God’s word is one of the first things I see when I wake up. I also like to pray while I’m driving, as it is often a time when I am alone and am free to think.
I also think that being bold in your faith is important when being guided by the Spirit, and telling others about Jesus.
By intentionally growing in faith, taking time to reflect and discern before making decisions and sometimes choosing the less popular path are ways that we can be more open to the Holy Spirit guiding us.
I can see the Holy Spirit working through many people in my faith community, but my mum has always been a particular inspiration for me as she is always faithful no matter where God is leading her or our family. Other than her faithfulness, she demonstrates many of the other fruits of the spirit in her everyday actions, which always inspires me to be more loving, gentle, kind and peaceful.
Christmas is a really good time to slow down and take a step back to look at your faith. As we see the Christmas season becoming more and more secular, it is important for us as Christians to be Spirit-filled people and to show the world the meaning of Christmas.
As Christmas is also a season of joy and love, we can spread the love of Christ to our communities by being filled with the Holy Spirit.Jump to next article