The Spirit of God has been argued as being under taught as a subject and un-relied on by believers. Both of these perspectives lead to major issues, in life and the expression of belief, because as a believer we claim to rely on the power of God to give us a life, as Jesus expressed, “to have it abundantly” (John 10:10). This life is only achieved by the acceptance and belief of there being one Spirit given by one God (Ephesians 4:4-7). As the Spirit is sent from God we should know, that through the Spirit is the only way to experience God.
There are many elements of following the Spirit, that we all must do in order to continue to experience an abundant life. Although these elements can be uniquely played out in our lives, we all start and continue with the same perpetual steps. The first being that we humble ourselves and see God as the the source and maintainer of all creation (2 Chronicles 7:14). As we receive the Spirit, we should know that we are to listen to the Spirit in all facets of our life, from that moment forward. I believe this to be an initial point of confusion for most, because a lot of us ask this question in some form “Is this what God wants me to do?” As we ask that question we should know that the Spirit does not give a recall of God’s word, if we don’t first know and make God’s word a lamp to our path of life (Psalm 119:105; John 14:26; John 16:13). The Spirit cannot guide us with God’s word if we are not in God’s word.
The second step is that we simply to follow the Spirit’s prompting. This step of following the Spirit is when things can start to get unique for everyone proclaiming to be a believer. But regardless of where that step will lead us, we should reflect the characteristics that make the fruit of the Spirit so we draw people to conclusion of God being love and the only source of receiving true love (Galatians 5:22-23, Colossians 3:17).