On the contrary, we speak God’s hidden wisdom in a mystery, a wisdom God predestined before the ages for our glory. None of the rulers of this age knew this wisdom, because if they had known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written,
What no eye has seen, no ear has heard,
and no human heart has conceived—
God has prepared these things for those who love him.
Now God has revealed these things to us by the Spirit, since the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except his spirit within him? In the same way, no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who comes from God, so that we may understand what has been freely given to us by God.
1 Corinthians 2:9-12 (CSB)
When Jesus ascended to heaven, He promised the Holy Spirit would be God with us, God who lives in us. We have been gifted the Spirit, and thus God’s presence is closer than our very breath. In our finite minds, it may be easier — even “wiser” — to trust what we can see or imagine, but wisdom that comes from the Spirit goes beyond what our physical minds can fathom. If we want to go the way God leads, then shouldn’t we trust that His Spirit can guide us there?
We don’t have to look for signs — physical or figurative — for us to walk in His way because we have the Spirit of God in us. And if we’re lacking in wisdom, we’re invited in James 1:5 to ask God for it, and He will give it to us generously.
Lord, we ask for wisdom. We want to know You more. Amen.
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Bev @ Walking Well With God says
So many times I’ve asked God to give me a “sign” indicating what I should do, which path to take, go left or go right? This is a beautiful reminder that we have, within us, the Holy Spirit who KNOWS the mind of God. He is our comforter, our counselor, our guide in life. Maybe we need to be still and look inward and ASK for His leading vs. continually looking outward for a “sign.” Food for thought…
Beth Williams says
This world can seem daunting at times. So many choices tantalizing our senses. It’s hard to know which way to go. When faced with trials or questions about our next move all we need to do is pray. God will gently show us the path He has for us. The Holy Spirit within us will guide us on that path. We need not fret or be anxious. Don’t listen to the world’s words. Take time each day & be with God. Trust that He has your best interest at heart. Listen for Him in still small voices. You may have to shut the world out for a while. I know it will be worth it in the long run. Don’t worry about getting off track now & then. It happens to everyone. Just turn back around & ask God’s Holy Spirit to put you back on the right path.
Dawn Ferguson-Little says
So many times I wanted to do something I knew it was not right for me. At the time if I had done I ended up in big mess. I thought at the time it was right. God through his Holy Spirit. Said in a voice Dawn no don’t go there don’t do that. I thought at the time it would be ok. No harm in it. No harm to watch that on television that programme. But little did I know at the time what evil I could have been putting into my mind that was not of God. Plus another thing going to that show that a good friend wanted me to go to that is not saved. I had to in a nice way say no. Not my thing. So as not to hurt them. If I told them. It full of evil they think I lost the plot. I know God speaking to me through his Holy Spirit in both of theses sustations. As clear as bell. In my mind I got. The words. My Child don’t have anything to do with show. I knew right away it was Gods Spirit speaking too me. I am glad in both of theses times. I listened to Gods Holy Spirit. As if I had not. I would have been filling my mind with Ungodly stuff. God would not have been pleased with me. As my Friend when she came back from the show told me all about it. I was glad I was not there as none of it was of God. Everything of the world ans the worlds ways. The Television programme was Harry Potter. It had alot of magic in it and evil. So I am glad I didn’t watch it. I was just going to watch it for nosie sake. To see why Christian should not watch it. Or have anything too do with it. But when I found out why. I am glad I listened to God talking to me through his Holy Spirit. Didn’t fill my mind with the evil. As God wouldn’t want me too. I know God would want me to fill it with praise music and his word. Plus giving him thanks always. That is why God gave us his Holy Spirit to guide us the proper way to live for him as Christians. Which I am very glad of. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xxx