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Spirit Filled Living: A Woman’s Guide by Quin Sherrer

Posted on: December 5, 2011

SPIRIT FILLED LIVING: A Woman’s Guide
by Quin Sherrer & Ruth Anne Garlock
Published By: Vine Books
Paperback: 247 pages
ISBN: 978-0830735174

MY BOOK REVIEW: 

There are only two sins for a woman, and sin occurs through ones active choice made, that is as we are talking about guidance for females here: 

– if she’s single in status, and has no significant publicly announced partner, then it is conducting an ‘illicit’ relationship which is a sin, meaning it disapproved of or not permitted for moral or ethical reasons; for example two-timing on a partner when neither know what you are doing in terms of the relationship but you do.

– and if she’s married then its ‘infidelity’ meaning marital disloyalty; adultery that comes from a breach of trust or a disloyal act, that is a transgression outside the bond of the vows undertaken.

And both above are regarded a sin due to the hurt they can cause another but most importantly a woman’s well-being. Also as well is that both are a lack of respect of knowing it wasn’t conducted in the honest way that empowers and neither was the act of fornication as sex in itself is not a sin, that is it only become immoral if associated with the above two behaviours outlined.

So how to keep within the bounds of our conscience and live fruitful with each other is answered here on this video and below from the notes:

WHAT IS A SPIRIT-FILLED WALK?

Within the book the answer is given by Pastor David Wilkerson who states:

“Walking in the Spirit means incredible, detailed direction, and unclouded decisions. The Holy Ghost provides absolute, clearly detailed instructions to those who walk in Him. If you walk in the Spirit, then you don’t walk in confusion — your decisions aren’t clouded ones.”

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN DAILY FOR WOMEN?:

As it says as a guideline in the Bible to paraphrase : “the older women to be reverent in the way they live, and teach what is good.” (Titus 2:3.5)

And that “the fruit of the Spirit is the normal, expected outcome of Christian growth, maturity, holiness, Christ-likeness and fullness of the Holy Spirit. Because all Christians have the responsibility of growing in their faith, all have the responsibility of developing the ‘Fruit of the Spirit’. Fruit is not discovered as the gifts; it is developed through the believer’s walk with God and through yieldedness to the Holy Spirit. Although spiritual gifts help define what a Christian does, the fruit of the Spirit helps define what a Christian is.”

HOW AS WOMEN TO WALK IN THE SPIRIT:

“If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” Galatians 5.25 NKJV

* Be yourself. If loud is not your nature, don’t shout. If quiet spoken isn’t your nature, don’t whisper.

* Practice. When you think you have a Word, don’t be afraid to give it, and don’t be intimidated by other people. If you do make a mistake be humble enough to admit it.

* Wait. Don’t give the Lord an agenda, or try to predetermine how and when he will move. Be willing to wait for him to speak to you, then allow him freedom to move through you.

* Honour the Holy Ghost. We need to be filled every day with the Holy Spirit, walking in his presence and power. Many Christians talk about God or Jesus but they ignore the Holy Spirit. We need to honour him and invite him to be a part of our everyday lives.

* Feed on God’s Word. As well as from good Christian teaching by listening to worship given. As what you put into your spirit becomes evident in your daily walk.

* Seek guidance daily. As you begin your day, ask the Lord, “What is your Word for me today?” When you ask, he will often speak in various ways to give you a word or instruction for that day, even when your hand finds a pray which can assist.

To recap, ‘Spirit-filled Living’ means a moment by moment reliance upon the inner guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is to keep step in submission of heart to the Holy Spirit.

And for a woman that means staying alert and open to the Holy Spirit’s direction in everyday situations, even while on the job of other things. For Walking in the Spirit requires finding the delicate balance between rest, work, play and worship as to the rhythm of Life by Divine Design of God’s Handiwork.

As from this we become thankful, as it deepens us, as women, in a practical dimension and the resource that keeps a believer of the Holy spirit moving towards substance that helps with life’s challenges. For God sends the Holy Spirit for a dynamic purpose: to propel us outward from assisting us from inwards.

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