Today we spoke at our church on What God Wants for Your Marriage. Since we want everyone to know that the Holy Spirit is the key to resolving our relational problems, that was the focus. One of the things that the Holy Spirit had dropped into our understanding this month was that it is kind of like when you are in a crowded, noisy environment, yet you are still able to hear your cell phone when it goes off. And other people look at you in amazement that you actually heard it, asking how in the world could you hear that?
Your ear has to become trained to hearing that sound. You can do that with the Holy Spirit. You can train yourself to be alert and attentive and to discern the voice of the Holy Spirit over distraction.
Distraction is just insignificant noise designed by the enemy to do just that... confuse, distract, and to keep you crazy-busy. Tune it out so that you can receive the significant. That being the guidance and counsel of the Holy Spirit. Proverbs says, "... a wise man hides himself from evil, while the foolish man blindly forges ahead." The Holy Spirit will lead, guide and protect you away from destruction if you ask Him.