I often trust my gut to assess people and situations. I strongly believe that the Holy Spirit is constantly working within me (in all of us) to nudge us in the right direction, help to guide our steps. In some ways my ‘gut reaction’ is the Holy Spirit working in me. However, I am certainly not perfect and how I interpret the Spirit in my life can be incorrect. So how do I know I am on the right path? What is my basis or my foundation? Am I walking and acting in ignorance?
These questions have challenged me a lot over the last 3-4 months, so a few weeks back I looked for a devotion around “ignorance” and came across the following: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/devotionals/willful-ignorance/
To me the whole devotion boils down to this sentence: “The Spirit cannot and will not sanctify our lives if we despise the Bible, even through neglect.”
So while I have the Spirit in my life (my gut reaction) I need to couple that with the Bible and daily time in His Word. Left on my own I will either not hear or mis-interpret (ignorance) what the Spirit may tell me. My challenge to you is to find that 5-10 minutes each day to read from the Bible or even join a Bible in a year group (even mid-year). You will find that daily time rewarding but find a bigger reward in how your perspective shifts overall with the word of God closer to heart at all times.
Romans 12:2 “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing, and perfect will”