As we raise a small child, I have noticed that there are traits that we are born with. My parents were in Rogers for several weeks and while here, my mom made Hannah an angel costume. Hannah loves to dress up like a princess but wanted to have a costume for an angel. Now I will always testify that Hannah is my little princess, but to call her an angel is a stretch:)
The angel costume was finished and she wore it for an hour or so. She then decided to take off the costume. She said, “I need to take off my angel costume so I can act ornery!” We were taken by surprise by this. She acts ornery in her princess costumes but when she is wearing an angel one, she somehow knows that acting ornery is out of character for an angel. She had to take it off!
I know I try to spiritualize everything so I can write about it, but every one of us knows the difference between right and wrong. Hannah knew angels (good not fallen) do not act ornery. So she took off the costume. She knows the difference between the two. Everyone of us has been given an inner tuition that reveals to us right and wrong. It is called by some a conscience, but that conscience is a person, the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit convicts us of right and wrong. To convict literally means convince. He lets us know when we are following the wrong path.
We must tune in and listen to Him. Follow His way and walk in the Spirit. We must make sure that we listen to His conviction so that we will not act “ornery”.