"The Greater Life: Spirit Led Singleness (Part 1)" by David Skidmore

How important is it to you that you’re future spouse be a Spirit-led follower of Jesus? I hope it is a high priority to you. The kind of person you marry is a great determining factor in the life you live on this earth. That being said, how important is it to you that you are a Spirit-led follower of Jesus? Isn’t it interesting how we can focus on the other person instead of ourselves? It is key to be a Spirit-led follower of Jesus. After all, the Spirit is our “guide, comforter, and counselor” according to Jesus. We are given the Spirit so that we can live a new life in Christ that is based on His power instead of our own power. Wouldn’t it be a shame to spend all your time thinking about the “kind of person” you want to date or marry, while missing the present opportunity to become more Spirit led in your singleness.

Here are a few blessings of being Spirit-led.

  1. A Spirit-led life guides you to become more like Jesus, and makes you more likely to attract someone who is like Jesus. (John 16:12-15)
  2. A Spirit-led life is centered on trust, not control. As you trust the Spirit more with your day-to-day, you will be free to live in peace and love. (Romans 8:6)
  3. A Spirit-led life is a powerful life. When you know the Holy Spirit of God is leading you, it creates a boldness and confidence that goes beyond self-confidence. Your life will be full of confidence in the Spirit. (2 Corinthians 3:7-18)
  4. Being Spirit-led heightens your desire to make disciples. You are making the most of your time on earth when you are making disciples, and you are setting the standard for the kind of marriage you want to have. (Acts 2)
  5. The Spirit provides peace, joy, and love that are not present without the Spirit’s love. (Galatians 5:22-23)

Here is a verse to focus on this week. “Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” The Spirit is on the move. Don’t miss His activity by being caught up in the mundane, excuses, or a casual attitude towards Jesus. Create space in your schedule to wake up early to talk to God, and to spend time in silence listening to Him. Invite the Spirit to transform your heart so that your life will be full of the Spirit’s fruit (Galatians 5:22-23). God did not save you so that you could become spiritually stagnant. Instead, God wants to lead you into a greater trust, greater faith, and greater love by His Spirit today.

David Skidmore