Thursday, 31st March 20616: Watch out when you feel ‘pressed in the spirit’!

Scripture Reading: Acts 18:5
And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus was Christ.

Reflection: On arrival of Silas and Timotheus to the city of Corinth, Paul suddenly felt a pressing in his spirit to preach the gospel specifically to the Jews. ‘Pressed in the spirit’ refers to a deep burden you feel in you which drives you to do something in conformity to the will of God. It may either restrain you or urge you to go ahead with something. It is one of the ways by which we are led by the Spirit of God. In this dimension, you will realize that until you respond affirmatively to what you feel pressed or burdened about, you remain unsatisfied and unhappy. By being pressed in your spirit, you can be led by the Holy Spirit to escape danger, offer out help to others, keep a matter to yourself  etc. The Holy Spirit still leads! Watch out anytime you go through an emotional moment where you feel pressed or burdened in your spirit over a matter- the Holy Spirit may be leading you!

Prayer: Oh Holy Spirit, have your own way in my life. Let me feel pressed in my spirit over matters you want me to pay attention to.

 

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