Romans 8:9 You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.
How can a disciple continuously walk the path set before him/her? How can we know what way is right so that we don’t step to the right or to the left of the perfect course God has for us? We’ve been given a navigator, an internal guide to keep us from wandering.
Jesus walked side by side with His disciples while ministering on the earth. They had a perfect picture of what God wanted for them, but even then they were not perfectly walking on the right path. Even with Jesus among them they made a lot of bad choices. But now in our time we don’t even have Him walking among us. If they got it wrong on so many occasions, what hope do we have?
Jesus didn’t go away and leave us alone. For a time He instructed His disciples to wait, but then when they received the Holy Spirit they were filled with power. They had been sent the third person of the Trinity to dwell within each of them. He guides, He comforts, He convicts. A disciple hears God’s voice within and knows it well. When the Spirit speaks, the disciple listens. It’s a way of life.