John 16:13 (NIV)
But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.
I enjoy reading the Focus on the Family magazine. I read an interesting story some time ago about a man who bought one of those cars that had replaced warning lights with spoken instructions in a female voice.
In a soft voice, his "little woman"—as he called her—would say, "Your door isn't closed properly." "Your key is still in the ignition." "Your seat-belt isn't fastened properly."
On one occasion he recalled how the voice of his "little woman" said, "Your fuel level is getting low."
The driver thanked her and figuring he had sufficient fuel to take him a further 50 miles, ignored the voice and kept driving. A few minutes later, his "little woman" repeated, "Your fuel level is low." The further he drove the more often his "little woman" repeated her warning.
Getting frustrated, he stopped his car, searched under the dashboard, and found the appropriate wires. One quick jerk and his "little woman" was silenced.
Imagine the "grin"; that is "cha-grin" on his face when, a few minutes later his car spluttered and jerked to a standstill—out of fuel. One could almost imagine the grin on his "little woman's" face too!
We all have a little voice within. It's called the voice of conscience. It can get very annoying at times, and sometimes we "pull its wires." Then too late we discover we have run out of fuel.
Dear Lord, Thanks for the conscience You have given each of us. We pray that we would not ignore it but instead let it guide us to do the things that is right. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.