Discerning Inner Conflict
One of the works of the Holy Spirit is to make us very sensitive to His presence in maintaining 24/7 unbroken fellowship with Him. Inner conflicts are to alert us that we are not walking in obedience.
There is no striving or turmoil in a faithful walk with God, conflict occurs only when we go our independent way. Inner conflicts are warnings to stop and humbly seek the light of God’s presence, only in His presence can the right way be seen.
Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all diligence,
For out of it spring the issues of life.
When God requires something of us, flesh (us in the natural) doesn’t like to face the issue and will cover up the inner conflict with robes and ‘good deeds’. The Jesus disciple settles the matter once for all by ‘burning all bridges’ and surrendering his/her will. God’s way requires us to face our mountains, our giants – always impossible in the natural.
In the Deeper Life God presents us with counterfeits of the enemy and substitutes of the flesh opposing His way to teach us discernment. God’s Way cannot be known by the mere intellect of the mind. It is witnessed to by the Spirit in the secret prayer life and by holding on to sound doctrine.
Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Just as the sensitive ship’s compass in conflicting storms constantly adjusts to point due north so our spirits are being trained to point to (discern) God in everything.
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
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