God Ideas

John 16: 13

But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth.

God has promised that the Holy Spirit will guide us but how do you know something is a God idea? How do you know that He is guiding you with that thought? Well, recently I got a good taste of a God idea and thought I would share the revelation of it while it is fresh in my mind.

One of the clearest signs that the idea that popped into my head was God’s thinking rather than mine was that it made me uncomfortable. I wanted to argue with the idea. The idea may be bigger than your level of comfort so of course, you would instantly experience discomfort.

Here is another good sign. In this case, Father wanted me to give something away. If the thought is about giving, it is likely your Dad. Maybe you are a giver. In this case I had already decided to make a donation but the idea that came to me was, literally, a hundred times what I was thinking. That has to be God because: a) I don’t think that big, and b) it was quite generous. When Father wants us to make a gift, it is often out of our comfort zone. And, since He is a giver, God ideas routinely involve giving.

Another way you can know that you are having a God idea is that the thought is different from the way you think. It may be an idea that you would say about, “I would never have thought of that.” It’s just a different pattern of thought or way of thinking.

When I had this idea, whether it was because I recognized God’s hand or because it was bigger than my thoughts, I had a physiological reaction. I knew this was God in so many ways, but my pounding heart and quickened respiration told me something was happening too.

God ideas are often challenging but always fun and rewarding. I hope you have one today.