We Get Weird

Charles West Cope - Maiden MeditationPaul E. Miller:

When people call their own thoughts or feelings “God’s voice,” it puts them in control of God and ultimately undermines God’s Word by elevating human intuition to the status of divine revelation.  Unless Scripture guards and directs our intuitions, we can easily run amok and baptize our selfish desires with religious language (“God told me to marry her…”)…

The problem is that the Holy Spirit comes in on the same channel as the world, the flesh, the Devil.  The Lord does lead — we just need to be careful that we aren’t using the Lord as a cover for our own desires.  If we frequently interpret random thoughts and desires as “God speaking,” we get weird.

~A Praying Life, Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2009, 244.


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