I Corinthians 2:9-12; But as the Scriptures say, “No one has ever seen, no one has ever heard, no one has ever imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” But God has shown us these things through the Spirit. The Spirit knows all things. The Spirit even knows the deep secrets of God. It is like this: No one knows the thoughts that another person has. Only the person’s spirit that lives inside knows those thoughts. It is the same with God. No one knows God’s thoughts except God’s Spirit. We received the Spirit that is from God, not the spirit of the world. We received God’s Spirit so that we can know all that God has given us.
Have you ever read something for the umpteenth time and come away feeling it’s the first time you’ve truly seen it? Who better to show us God’s heart but the Spirit of God. Who better to open us up to know the depths of His love, His grace and His mercy. His plan all along was to give us His Spirit so that regardless of where we are or our status in life, we gain access to the Father. We don’t have to make a journey to find Him. We don’t have to go through rituals to gain access. He has made us carriers of His presence.
Let’s pause and think on that statement for just a moment, ‘He has made us carriers of His presence’. Just as a glass carries water, a mailbox carries mail, a purse carries valuables, we carry the powerful presence of God. Isn’t that super amazing? I don’t just have access to His presence, but I have access to everything He is or has. Wow. No wonder the enemy comes to kill, steal and destroy us. He’s not afraid of us, he simply fears what we carry, and I’m pretty sure he doesn’t want us to know the power and potential we have within us.
If I’m sick, I have access to the Great Physician. If I have a financial need, I have access to the Great Provider. If I am sad or lonely, I have access to the Great Comforter. If I need wisdom, I have access to the God of wisdom and insight. He will not withhold anything from me when I ask, but there are times I must contend for it. Like I mentioned in my blog yesterday, I must use all the weapons in my arsenal and stand, unmoved by what I see, and cast down vain imaginations and every lofty thought that tries to exalt itself against the knowledge of God.
You see, it’s not enough to know about God, we must know God. We must have relationship with Him, not just when it’s convenient or when we have time, we must be intentional and make time to tap into the resources we have within us. How very sad it would be to stand before God and realize we’ve only used a fraction of our potential simply because we opted to do it on our own, without the Spirit of God. I’d rather have five minutes in His presence, then 24 hours of doing it on my own.
Father, I’m so excited for the day You’ve prepared for me. Just being aware that You’re with me all the time, everyday and that You love to plan out my path and order my steps. I’m excited for all the possibilities of showing Your love to others around me. May they clearly see the glory of Your Spirit in me and on my life. Your favor, Your grace and Your love will surround me today. It’s in Jesus Name I pray. Amen