Indwelling Spirit Research Paper

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Is not this the pinnacle question to be posed to all Christians when faced with life-changing choices or everyday selections? After professing Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior (Romans 10:9–13) you are no longer your own (1 Corinthians 6:19). The indwelling Spirit takes up residence in a body once dead, but now alive with His presence (Titus 3:5). What this means to the born again Christian is not so much should the Holy Spirit be involved in every decision you make as it is how much you will be involved with the Holy Spirit’s guidance in making decisions. The indwelling Spirit assists the born again Christian with decision making by helping him to understand and comprehend Scripture like never before and then apply it to daily life (1 Corinthians 2:12).
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According to Scobey (2017), “Early prayer allows us to pray without the anxiety that often accompanies significant decisions” (p. 43). This means we should follow 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 and “Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (NASB). In this way, prayer without cessation, we will be as prepared as possible for whatever may come our way. Furthermore, “asking God for guidance in circumstances that are not yet upon us can also make us aware of God’s presence today, here and now” (Scobey, 2017, p. 43). The short answer is yes, the Holy Spirit should be involved in every decision you
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