Friday, April 11, 2014

1 Corinthians 2:12

1 Corinthians 2:12 - 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.

          God has given us so much. He has shown us grace and mercy, and through Jesus we have been taken from death to life. And not only that He has given us power and authority, He has blessed us with health and wellness and He provides for all of our needs. The list goes on and on.
          Earlier in this chapter Paul quotes Isaiah saying, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who Love Him.” Then in verse 10 He goes on to say, “but God has revealed it to us by His Spirit.”
          As we read this we see that the things of God were a mystery, but that has changed. Christ came and now we have God’s Spirit in us. God’s Spirit, of course, knows the mind of God and the will of God.
          Through His Spirit, God opens our eyes to these mysteries. We no longer have to wonder or guess about what God has prepared for us. Since we have the Spirit we have direct access to God and we can see into His heart. We can see that God has nothing but Love for us, as a father Loves his children, since we are His children.
          Those of us who are parents can see this love relationship a little clearer. As parents we know that we want the best for our children. We want to see them blessed and successful in all that they do, and we will help them in whatever way we can. God is no different. He wants the best for you and will help you achieve it. Surrender your heart and mind to God and let His Spirit open your eyes to all He has given you.

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