100 Day Identity Makeover: Day 37
You Are Spiritually Enlightened (1 Corinthians 2:10-16)
“The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us” (1 Corinthians 2:10-12).
That we may understand what God has freely given us…
To where do you go for understanding? To a friend? To a clinical psychologist? To a pastor? All of these are good, but I have a strong belief that the Child of God must first seek the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, who is your source of wisdom and revelation. Trusting God for revelation should be the believer’s normal mode of operation, because, according to the 1 Corinthian passage above, God has given us insight into His heart.
So, think about it: would you choose to attain wisdom from one who reads star positioning, or from One who positioned the stars and calls them each by name? Seems like an obvious “duh.”
The reason people forsake the wisdom of God is due greatly to their lack of confidence that they hear God.
This is where being a disciple of the written Word of God comes into a place of vital importance. I’ve heard it said that by being a disciplined student of the Bible, you give the Holy Spirit a library from which to pull. That’s a great picture, isn’t it? The Holy Spirit will back His voice with scriptural truth. It happens to me every time!
I recently endured a season of prolonged pain deep in the calf muscle. I assumed it was an injury and waited for it to heal; however, the relentless discomfort began to plague my thoughts with the threat of a recurrent blood clot. I remember the day I went bike riding and realized I should be running if not for the physical limitation. I asked the Father in heaven for wisdom. If I needed to go to the hospital and have a doppler test done on the vein, then I would go; but if such a test would be a waste of time, make it clear to me, I said.
This is an example of the point made above: go first to the Counselor who knows all things.
On the same day that I asked God for wisdom, I happened to be at the same spot where I prayed earlier, and I was flipping through some scripture cards I kept in my purse. (These were “weapons” that focused my mind and heart in the fight to keep the faith during an intense battle.) When I got to the card that listed Psalm 16:9, I knew I received the answer to my prayer earlier that day.
“Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure…”
At that moment I told the Lord, “Okay. I’m going with Your Word! You are speaking peace to me about the pain, and I’m not going to the hospital to get a test.”
You have the mind of Christ.
Child of God, God clearly identifies you as being spiritually enlightened. In fact, you have the mind of Christ (See 1 Corinthians 2:16)! When you study the Gospels, you see Christ in perfect confidence that He was where He was supposed to be; He was doing what He was supposed to be doing, and He spoke what He was supposed to speak. Through His communion with the Father in prayer, Jesus lived everyday in the flow of heavenly wisdom, and you can too!
Walk It Out Hear God’s Word and put it into practice (Luke 8:21).
Make a decision today to prioritize the wisdom of God in every matter that concerns you. Through the avenue of prayer, commune with God the Father and make known that you intend to abide in the perfect peace of the mind of Christ.