SUGGESTED READING: ROMANS 7:18 -25
SCRIPTURE TEXT: “To reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood ”
When God told Paul to do something for Him, the apostle did not consult with “flesh and blood.” In other words, he did not ask human opinion about God’s will for him. Do you?
Some people have told us, “well, I was ready to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit; but not now.” Why? Because they went to their minister and asked his opinion, even though he is not filled with the Spirit. There is no way he can give guidance in an area he doesn’t know anything about. Speak with God. Wait for Him. Take His way. Confer not with “flesh and blood.”
There are some dear people on a foreign field who have no business being there. They should be at home. The reason they went to the mission field is because they listened to the passionate appeal of human pleas. God did not send them. They consulted with “flesh and blood”
Listen to God, not to the selfish voice of “flesh and blood”
Prayer Thought: “Forgive me, Lord, for my tendency to let human voices crowd out the still, small voice of the Spirit of God” Amen.
SOURCE: Culled from DEVOTIONS FOR A DEEPER LIFE BY OSWALD CHAMBERS.