Be Under My Tutelage

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I was reading an article by Jean Rhodes titled, “Top 25 Mentoring Relationships In History.” In it she said,

“Former Apple Inc. CEO the late Steve Jobs, served as a mentor to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The two developed a relationship in the early days of Facebook and often met to discuss the best business and management practices for the company. When Jobs passed away in the fall of 2011, Zuckerberg posted on his facebook page, “Steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend. Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world. I will miss you.”

All of the successful people we admire and appreciate were mentored or tutored to succeed in their professions. When we learn from someone who has what we are working to achieve, we can do it faster with less struggles. Winners, the Holy Spirit wants us to be under His tutelage. His aim is to take our lives to the next level faster. His desire is to see us win and He knows just how to do it. There are three things that I want to share that will help us receive guidance from the Lord.

1. Read, study and memorize the Bible.

“Yes, Your testimonies are my joy; they are like the friends I seek for counsel.” (Psalm 119:24, Voice)

The Bible is filled with testimonies of men and woman who have gone through things similar to what we go through. It shows how they won in every situation. Let's use these to stories to make wiser decisions. We can, also, see the Lord was with them, helping and guiding in every situation. The Lord will guide us through His word and we will win. We will be blessed with more wisdom as we read, study and memorize the Bible.

2. Be attentive in church.

“For wherever two or three come together in honor of my name, I am right there with them!” (Matthew 18:29, TPT)

As we come together every Sunday or for special services, Jesus is there with us ready to speak. He speaks during the worship. He reveals His revelation during the teaching of the Word. Let's be in the moment, participating and expecting. We participate by connecting our hearts and raising our hands during worship. We expect by expressing excitement for the Word and taking notes. Looking with anticipation for God to reveal His word to us. Countless times I have gotten answers and understanding while in church. Every Sunday, we will encounter Jesus and will learn more about His love for us. We will feel His presence and we will leave church with our minds blessed with more wisdom.

3. Pray in tongues.

“He who speaks in a tongues edifies himself…” (1 Corinthians 14:4, NKJV)

Praying in tongues edifies our spirit man. Edifying our spirit man builds it up to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit when He speaks to us. It empowers our spirits to receive things from heaven. The Holy Spirit wants to share so much with us. The Scriptures shows us He's our greatest guide. In the midst of busyness and distractions, it’s important that our spirits are built up to hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying. Some time ago, I wanted to be a FBI agent. I was thinking and planning as I was ironing my clothes to attend church. Then I heard the Holy Spirit say to me, “If you become a FBI agent, you will not have time for you family.” When I heard that, I knew He was making a point about my destiny and opening my eyes to see His plans for me. However, I was only able to hear from Him because my spirit was being built up from praying in tongues daily.

Winners, the Lord is ready to help us. The Father has so much for us to receive. As we sit under His tutelage, we will get all that He has for us. With the instructions He gives, we will win in every situation and be able to help others with their problems. I see the world coming to us to hear the wisdom of the Father. I see our lives going to new heights because of the counsel of the Holy Spirit.

Patrick Keller