Tuesday, February 12, 2019

4 Reasons Our Spirit Grieves and What We Should Do About It

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4 Reasons Our Spirit Grieves and What We Shoud Do About It


4 Reasons Our Spirit Grieves and What We Should Do About It

  
  Grieving the Spirit, when you realize what you are doing, is kind of depressing. For a long time, I didn't realize that my actions could affect the Holy Spirit in such a huge way. 

  When we sin and don't listen to the Lord the Holy Spirit grieves. When the Holy Spirit grieves we get depressed. When we get depressed sometimes we don't know why we are depressed until we spend some time with God, listening and figuring out what is going on.

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Ephesians 4:30

  
"And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. -Ephesians 4:30 (NIV)"


  There are times that our Spirit grieves and we didn't sin. But what could be the cause of the grieving? God may be telling you that there is an aspect of your life that needs attention and/or prayer. There may be a relationship that needs prayer and healing. There may have been a loss in your life and you need to call out to God for healing. 
Sincerely Silver



Reasons our Spirit grieves:

  1.) We need healing. Whether mentally, physically or emotionally we have all needed healing.

And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. James 5:15




"And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. -James 5:15 (NIV)"




  2.) Mending. We need to mend relationships with family or close friends.

  3.) We need to get closer to God. God is calling for us to go deeper. He is ready for us to take that next step to get closer to Him. He knows we are ready and he is calling us forward. We may not think we are ready and we are hesitating. But, God knows we are ready because he has equipped us and gave us the tools we need. He has been preparing us, we just need to take that step.
And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. -Romans 13:11 (NIV)
  4.) We have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God. This is the biggest way to grieve the Holy Spirit. He is sad that we have sinned against him. Until we realize our sin and repent our Spirit will grieve.

What you should do when the Holy Spirit grieves:

  1.) Repent and ask for forgiveness. When we grieve the Holy Spirit we may have sinned, didn't listen, or did something the Lord didn't agree with. It wasn't of Him. We need to promise the Lord that we won't do it again and strive not to. The Holy Spirit can help us overcome temptation and sin. Once we have repented we should ask for the Lord to forgive us of our sin.


But who can discern their own errors? Forgive my hidden faults, keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression. Psalm 19:12-13

  
 "But who can discern their own errors? Forgive my hidden faults. Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression. -Psalm 19:12-13"



  2.) Pray. This goes hand in hand with repent and ask for forgiveness. We should pray often so that it is harder for us to fall back into that same sin. Praying also lets our Father know that we want to talk to Him and listen to Him.

  If we needed to heal, mend a relationship or need to get closer to God then praying is still the answer. God wants to heal us. God wants to help us mend those relationships. And, God wants us to draw closer to him, what better way than talking to him through prayer?

Sincerely Silver

  3.) Read the Bible. This is one way we can listen to God and let him know that we are serious about our repentance and wanting to listen to him or serious about wanting to heal, mending or digging deeper. Reading the Bible every day along with praying will help us overcome sin and temptation.


  4.) Pray scripture. Praying scripture such as Psalm 10:12-13 { Heavenly Father, Who can discern their own errors? Please forgive me of my hidden faults. Lord, Please keep me also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression. In your name, I pray, Amen.} Praying scripture works for any situation in our lives. 

  5.) Listen. Listen to God's still small voice. When God is telling you not to do something, ask him to help you to refrain. If God is asking you to do something, do everything you can to do it. The Holy Spirit will help you. Let God guide you.

  6.) Spend time worshiping and praising God. God wants us to spend time with him. Take some time out of your day to focus on God and make him your number one priority. Start your morning with God and end your day with God. 


  When we grieve the Spirit we need to spend quiet time with God. We should take time to always put him first. We should put God first in our family, relationships, work, and every aspect of our lives. God will help guide us when we put him first. 

  When we put God first, pray, read our Bible, and worship God daily it will be harder for us to grieve the Spirit. 


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