August 11

My beloved child…live your everyday manner of life under the guidance of My Holy Spirit; then you will not gratify the desires of your sin-enslaved human nature.  Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful human nature to His cross and crucified them there.  So I say, follow My Spirit’s leading in every part of your life. [Father God…Gal 5:16; 24-25]

My child is most righteous, **        **, who is most at rest in an unruffled child-like rest, abiding in the Holiest of All.  Righteousness complete would be to be continually at rest in an unruffled child-like rest in My unclouded Presence in the Holy of Holies.  That is so, because only unrighteousness can vex a soul and hinder it from child-like rest.  And there are only three things that define unrighteousness:
The sin of unbelief…whereby you can not, or will not, trust in Me with an unwavering child-like trust [lack of faith];
The sin of disobedience…whereby you do not, or refuse to, obey My will or accept My will with an unquestioning child-like obedience [self will];
The sin of self-sufficiency…whereby you believe in your heart that you are able to live your life in a manner that is well-pleasing to Me through reliance upon the powers of your sin-enslaved human nature, and do not find it necessary to depend upon Me, refusing to acknowledge your absolute need to depend upon Me with an unreserved child-like dependence…in everything [self reliance].

Abba Father…since I am Your child through adoption by virtue of my being born into Your Royal Family…born a second time, this time into the Family of God; born-again…I now have two natures within me.  I have the Divine nature of the Holy Spirit as a result of my second birth, and my human nature as a result of my first birth.  As such, I can choose to live my life out of my human nature…the Apple operating system, or I can choose to live my life out of the Divine nature of the indwelling Holy Spirit…the Eagle operating system.  I can log into one or the other…but not both at the same time.  If I log into the Apple operating system
I live my life in reliance upon the capabilities and capacities of my human nature instead of an unwavering child-like trust in the leading and guiding of the indwelling Holy Spirit…lack of faith.
I live my life by my own efforts and my own strength, according to my own wisdom, knowledge, and understanding…self reliance…instead of an unreserved child-like dependence upon the indwelling Holy Spirit, Who enables me to do in His Power all that He gives me to do;
I live my life under the direction of my own will…self will…instead of an unquestioning child-like obedience to, and acceptance of, God’s will.

Blessed Jesus, You have made it perfectly clear, “If anyone would come after Me…you must deny your self will and take up your cross daily and follow Me.  For whoever wants to save one’s life for their self and their own interests will lose it, but whoever loses their self-life for My sake will save it.  Anyone who does not carry their cross and follow Me cannot be My disciple.” [Luke 9:23-24; 14:27]

Abba Father, it is solely and only my will…the will of my sin-enslaved human nature… that prevents me from entering into the Holy of Holies, and abiding with You there.  And only Your Holy Spirit can work in me the desire to lay aside my own will.  Only Your Holy Spirit can work in me the desire to rent the veil of my flesh in two, from top to bottom, and enable me to walk through the Gate that opens into the Heavenly Sanctuary…that Gate that bears on its header the inscription THY WILL BE DONE, wherein lies the Holy of Holies.

Abba Father, You have lovingly encouraged me, as well as all of Your children: Trust in Me with all your heart, and don’t lean on your own wisdom, knowledge, and understanding.  In all your ways…watch for Me and wait before Me, look off unto Me and listen for My voice.  Acknowledge Me in this way, and I will most assuredly direct your paths; I will most assuredly lead you and guide you by My indwelling Holy Spirit.  I have laid aside the blessings of obedience for My children!  Father, this is surely the blessed life of deep and intimate personal relationship with You: my waiting upon God…watching and waiting, looking off unto You and listening for Your voice…with an unwavering child-like trust and an unreserved child-like dependence, with a joyful expectation and an excited anticipation, for You to reveal Yourself to me ever more deeply and intimately, and Your plans, Your purposes, Your will for me…SO I MAY THEN RESPOND, with an unquestioning child-like obedience, to every leading and prompting of Your Holy Spirit, cooperating with the Power of His enabling grace Who works in me both to will and to do.  Hallelujah!

Lead me Lord, I will follow:

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