KNOWING WITHIN

 DEVOTIONAL TYPE : LIVING WORD DEVOTIONAL

Date : JANUARY 8, 2018

TOPIC: KNOWING WITHIN

And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, "Who touched My clothes?"_ *Mark 5:30*

The voice of the Holy Spirit within is not a loud voice. Most of the time, it is a gentle impression we have concerning a thing, situation, place or people. Some people call it 'intuition' or 'premonition.' It is a 'knowing' you have within yourself that something is alright or not right. It is not a sentence but a 'knowing.' Many a time when you are asked to explain it you will not have any logical explanation except that you 'know.' A person, who is born again and has the Holy Spirit dwelling in them, should expect God to lead them on a daily basis. And the primary way is through the 'knowing' within. 

It is not exactly a voice so don't expect to be hearing voices in your head (that will require some professional help). The Holy Spirit does not lead you by taking over your mind or your personality. No, He leads you by working with your faculties and gently impressing His direction in your heart.

He does it so gently that you could overlook Him and miss His leading. This year, one of the disciplines you should develop is sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit. Take time to note all those leadings and judge the results.

Not everything you feel within is from the Holy Spirit. Sometimes you will get it wrong; other times you will get it right. Don't feel too bad when you miss His leading. Just keep learning and in time, you grow and identify His leading in your life.

*Prayer:* _Holy Spirit, help me to know Your leading when You speak to me._

*Scriptural Reading:* Mark 5:21-34

21     Now when Jesus had crossed over again by boat to the other side, a great multitude gathered to Him; and He was by the sea. 
22     And behold, one of the rulers of the synagogue came, Jairus by name. And when he saw Him, he fell at His feet 

23     and begged Him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter lies at the point of death. Come and lay Your hands on her, that she may be healed, and she will live.” So Jesus went with him, and a great Your hands on her, that she may be healed, and she will live.” 

24     So Jesus went with him, and a great multitude followed Him and thronged Him. 
25     Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years,

 26     and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse. 27        When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment. 

28     For she said, “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.” 
29     Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction. 

30     And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My clothes?” 31           But His disciples said to Him, “You see the multitude thronging You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’ ” 

32     And He looked around to see her who had done this thing. 
33     But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth.      

 34         And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.”

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