(Jeremiah 42:2-21, John 14:16-21, John 15:26, John 16:7-15)

(Genesis 24:27 KJV) And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master’s brethren.

I being in the way, the Lord led me…

This is the the testimony of a heart that sought the Lord for direction and truthfully follow suit. As he sought it, he found it, and followed it.

We are trusting the Holy Spirit to guide us as we pitch our tents around this issue – the prerequisite of divine leading. We are dealing with this in the light of the following two subtopics: mercy and truth.

For anyone to receive direction from the Lord, first, God’s mercy is involved. This means, in instructing us, He stretches forth His hand of mercy to us. This awaits our genuine acceptance of His instruction. As we genuinely accept this in obedience, invariably we are accepting His mercy. Consequently, He establishes us in this mercy because we truthfully obey. As mercy is given to us by Him, He does so according to our conscious desire to be truthful.

SOUGHT IN TRUTH: For someone to receive leading from God and obey faithfully, clearly means truthfulness is involved. It simply means that, as God instructed, in response, we diligently followed suit. And we cannot follow God instructions diligently unless His Spirit of truth is in us (John 14:17). The Spirit of truth cannot act in us unless we truthfully allow Him a chance in us. As He instructs and we become aware of this, consequently obeying, He then leads us. As He leads us, He releases more grace on us, then we become established in following Him truthfully. When we are seeking God’s face for direction, there is the need to seek in truth. Seeking alone will not be useful if it is not truthful. Seeking alone will not be rewarding unless it is carried out in truth. Truth – the attribute of our Lord! If you seek to follow Jesus eagerly, desiring Him to direct and leads, as you genuinely obey Him, He releases more grace that establishes you in this truth. Nevertheless, seeking without truthfulness brings rejection (Jeremiah 42:2,21).

Desiring to be guided by Him and following suits diligently, brings His mercy upon us. This makes us to receive His mercy for walking correctly along the way He instructs and guides us.

Prayer Points
1) Lord, let Your Spirit of truth enter into me and take His place in me, in Jesus name.
2) Lord, help me to be truthful in obeying You, in Jesus name.
3) Lord, may I be established in Your truth, in Jesus name.
4) Lord, may Your Spirit of truth not leave my life as it left king Saul, in Jesus name.
5) Father, pour upon me Your Spirit of truth to quicken my spirit, flesh, and soul for a continued and genuine obedience of Your instructions, in Jesus name.
6) Father, may I not reproach Your truth, in Jesus name.