Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 6-11-19

June 11, 2019

1 Corinthians 2:12-16 New Life Version (NLV)


Our passage today fills me with joy, because it reminds me again how the Christ follower must engage in a spiritual life of discovery.  The definition of discover is to find something or someone unexpectedly in the course of a search.  Think about it, today we have amazing spiritual discoveries to make in Christ!  


Jesus teaches, “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need (Matt 6:33). The Kingdom of God is within each believer.  Here the Word of God is setting us up for success by giving us directions for living each day.  The world doesn’t understand the Word or the guidance of the Spirit, because it is a gift for believers. 


Life brings challenges for sure, but it also brings exciting discoveries.  If with every day we live, we seek the Truth of God’s Kingdom, God will provide everything we need for that day—which is our classroom for learning to trust God.  If we did not have the Spirit, we would never know what lies deep within us.  Therefore, we would live at a superficial level never pressing in for the fathomless love and goodness of God.  As we walk out our faith in the power of the Spirit, we grow up into Christ—his thoughts and plans become our soul reality.  What an awesome God we serve!  So, rejoice, and discover something new in the Spirit today!


1 Corinthians 2:12-16

12 We have not received the spirit of the world. God has given us His Holy Spirit that we may know about the things given to us by Him. 13 We speak about these things also. We do not use words of man’s wisdom. We use words given to us by the Holy Spirit. We use these words to tell what the Holy Spirit wants to say to those who put their trust in Him. 14 But the person who is not a Christian does not understand these words from the Holy Spirit. He thinks they are foolish. He cannot understand them because he does not have the Holy Spirit to help him understand. 15 The full-grown Christian understands all things, and yet he is not understood. 16 For who has the thoughts of the Lord? Who can tell Him what to do? But we have the thoughts of Christ.


Prayer:  Father, thank you for the work of the Spirit to lead me into discovering more about you and your heart.  Nothing about you seems foolish to me.  Everything about you seems amazing and loving.  Thank you Holy Spirit for leading me today.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.

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