What Are You Craving

Good morning! While I am traveling, I asked a dear friend to write a couple of devotions for the website. I’ve known Dora Lozano (see Bio below) for 17+ years, and I pray you enjoy today’s devotion.

“So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves.” – Galatians 5:16 (NLT)

What would happen if we consulted the Holy Spirit before we made a decision? In John 14:16 (CSB) Jesus promised, in His absence, to leave us the Holy Spirit as a counselor. Why wouldn’t we access this relationship to protect ourselves
from actions that could prevent us from experiencing emotional, mental, spiritual, physical or financial pain?
Am I alone in haphazardly or instinctively making decisions where I was unconcerned if they were bad or good? I didn’t think so. I have entered into agreements and made purchases, that, had I consulted the Holy Spirit before making them; I may have avoided the trauma in the aftermath.

Sisters and brothers, let’s tap in to the Holy Spirit’s power and change the axis of our lives.
Lord, We thank you for the gift of the Holy Spirit. Forgive us for being negligent in accessing your power. Remind us that the Holy Spirit IS OUR Counselor. Make our spirits sensitive to Your Holy Spirit direction.
Holy Spirit, we commit to consult you before we make decisions. We agree to listen and follow through on the guidance we receive from your consultation. If we are unsure of the word(s) we receive, give us confirmation. Thank you for remaining with us as we live out our lives on Earth. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

Photo credit: Dora Lozano

Devotion written by: Dora Lozano

Dora Lozano is a faithful follower of Christ living out her faith daily. Dora is divorced and the mother of two amazing children. The eldest is in their second year of college and the youngest is in their first year of high school. Dora has spent twenty-nine years working in the California Community College system. Currently, Dora is an academic counselor for foster youth and homeless youth at a community college in Southern California. Dora’s personal mission statement is to “Love God, Do Good and Serve Others”. Dora lives out her mission through her work and in her faith community where she serves on the usher team. Dora enjoys spending time with her children and her sweet puppy dog. As a family they enjoy being loud and silly, listening to Korean pop music, taking road trips, making popcorn and watching movies. Dora is honored to be a guest contributor on the devotional for Mary E. White Ministries. 

2 thoughts on “What Are You Craving

  1. Anonymous says:

    This was special! Wow…thank you so much…..I needed to hear this again and again and again…to seek that Holy Spirit in everything I do daily, otherwise it’s just me thinking that I can do it all on my own……then I end up saying oops later…lol
    Thanks ladies, thank u for today’s inspiration…..and of course all those wrong choices lead us to hav3 to backtrack and make so many corrections, so let’s save time, energy and live and seek he first His Kingdom….have a beautiful day!

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