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Living a Spirit-Led Life

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Rev Paul & Deb Phelps
"Living a Spirit-Led Life"

"Join us as we share our life stories of what it is like to experience a Spirit-led life. With loving honesty, we share our trials of the ego and our tribulations of the Spirit. Living the Spirit-led life is simply having the willingness to ask the Holy Spirit "What would you have me do?" or "Decide for me," then, following and acting on that guidance.  The more we practice stepping back and allowing His lead; the more we experience inner peace." ~ Paul and Deb


"Holy Spirit Assurance Policy"
12 Advantages to Asking Holy Spirit What to Do

RevsDebandPaul:  Ask and He will answer. 2:7

#1  Ask and He will answer. The responsibility is His, and He alone is fit to assume it. To do so is His function.To refer the questions to Him is yours.

RevsDebandPaul: His answers are always right. 2:13

#2 His answers are always right. Would you say that of yours?

RevsDebandPaul: To follow the Holy Spirit's guidance is to let yourself be absolved of guilt. 3:3

#3  To follow the Holy Spirit's guidance is to let yourself be absolved of guilt. It is the essence of the Atonement

RevsDebandPaul:  It is the way out of hell for you. 3:11

#4  It is the way out of hell for you.

RevsDebandPaul:  His decisions bring benefit to all  4:11

#5  His decisions bring benefit to all, being wholly devoid of attack. And therefore incapable of arousing guilt.

RevsDebandPaul:  And His gifts have no limit. 5:3

#6  And His gifts have no limit. To ask the Holy Spirit to decide for you is simply to accept your true inheritance

RevsDebandPaul:  If you have made it a habit to ask for help when and where you can, you can be confident that wisdom will be given you when you need it. 5:8

#7  If you have made it a habit to ask for help when and where you can, you can be confident that wisdom will be given you when you need it.

RevsDebandPaul:  Prepare for this each morning, 5:9-10

#8  Prepare for this each morning, remember God when you can throughout the day, ask the Holy Spirit's help when it is feasible to do so, and thank Him for His guidance at night. 10 And your confidence will be well founded indeed.

RevsDebandPaul:  Never forget that the Holy Spirit does not depend on your words 6:1-2

#9  Never forget that the Holy Spirit does not depend on your words.  He understands the requests of your heart, and answers them.

RevsDebandPaul:  Ask all things of His Teacher, and all things are given you.  Not in the future but immediately; now. 7:6-7

#10  Ask all things of His Teacher, and all things are given you. Not in the future but immediately; now.

RevsDebandPaul: Say to the Holy Spirit only, "Decide for me," and it is done. 2 For His decisions are reflections of what God knows about you, and in this light, error of any kind becomes impossible. Text Chpt. 14 Sec 3 16:1-2  page 278

#11  Say to the Holy Spirit only, "Decide for me," and it is done.  For His decisions are reflections of what God knows about you, and in this light, error of any kind becomes impossible.

RevsDebandPaul: You have very little trust in me as yet, but it will increase... Text 4 Sec 6 para3 page 67

#12    You have very little trust in me as yet, but it will increase as you turn more and more often to me instead of to your ego for guidance.  The results will convince you increasingly that this choice is the only sane one you can make.  No one who learns from experience that one choice brings peace and joy while another brings chaos and disaster needs additional convincing.


About Deb and Paul -

Deborah Phelps, O.M.C., is an Ordained Ministerial Counselor of Pathways of Light since 2000, and a devoted student of A Course in Miracles since 1994. Deborah practices meditation daily and believes in the power of silence in communion with the Divine. She lovingly directs others inward to their own Inner Teacher. She has also served with non-profit, ministry and social service organizations for over 13 years with a focus on facilitating others' personal and spiritual growth. For over five years, Deborah has been the co-moderator along with Brian Cordova to Minds-in-Training (an ACIM Workbook internet discussion group at www.mindsintraining.org .) She has been the founder and director to an ACIM Center in Pennsylvania and former resident staff of Pathways of Light.

As a minister, counselor and facilitator in her practice Inner Illuminations, she creates a warm, supportive and open atmosphere where participants can feel comfortable to explore and share insights. She offers the opportunity of awakening spiritually through Pathways of Light Courses. Upon request, she is available to help people access their Inner Guidance to heal their mind through one-on-one Accessing Inner Wisdom Spiritual Counseling. She also works with couples or partners who want to improve their relationship through Spiritual Relationship counseling.

 
Paul Phelps, O.M.C., is an Ordained Ministerial Counselor of Pathways of Light since 2004, and a dedicated student of A Course in Miracles and practices living the principles found in the Course daily. He reached a point where he decided that there had to be a better way and opened up to the healing Light within. His experience includes the former assistant director to an ACIM center in Pennsylvania and also former resident staff of Pathways of Light.

From Deb and Paul's Inner Healing Journal on the Pathways of Light website: - http://www.pathwaysoflight.com/journals/phelps.php

"Trusting God Assures a Happy Outcome"
 
Now let all of us imagine for a moment what our lives would be like if we practiced asking, receiving and trusting Holy Spirit’s guidance all of the time. The Holy Spirit wants us to be happy and joyful all of the time, and He will give it to us if we just ask and then trust in Him.

In finding peace, we begin to surrender to God more and more. We begin to trust that God will lead us to where we need to go. We begin to have faith that all the obstacles will be removed from our way. Holding onto outcomes loses its meaning. We commence everything that we now do with a sense of holy purpose. Asking appropriately, “What is it for? What do I want to become of this?” This is allowing doubt to disappear and to fully realize the life we have in God.

God only gives of Himself. We have learned that in the world to give is giving up or sacrificing. Giving our trust to God could be perceived as sacrificing everything that we desire or want. When it comes down to it, what is it that we truly want? Is it not peace and a quiet mind? Letting go of the world answers that question for us. God has never lied to us about our true worth, the Treasure that we are. We need to realize that it has been the ego that has deceived us. The ego wishes only our distraction from God.

In trusting God, we are stepping back and allowing His lead to bring us to where we need to be. We are safe as our feet are set along the path with Him.

Our trust does increase each time we take the time to turn to the Holy Spirit. We practice this by quieting our minds, stilling our thoughts and waiting to receive His direction. In accessing more and more the Holy Spirit’s wisdom, we begin to want that peace of mind as well. It is up to us then to continue to be mindful and to continue to demonstrate that we are not the ego. The ego does not love us. We simply withdraw allegiance to it. Our allegiance to it is what seems to give it power. The only power that is true is the undeniable Divine power within.

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