Wisdom in the Spirit

22 09 2010

“I came to you in weakness and fear, and with much trembling. My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power. ” (1 Corinthians 2:3-5)

Wow! As I continue through my week, I am continually in awe of God’s power and greatness. I feel like every day, I have seen God in some way that reassures me He is bigger than my small worries. He has it all under control. He knows where our lives are headed and what we need.

When faced with adversity, many people begin to question God, and say “Why did this happen? Why me? How could you do this God? OR, where is God in my life now?” But my reaction should be different. In the face of adversity, my response needs to be “Lord, I surrender to your greater wisdom for my life. I don’t understand why this happened, all I know is that You know better than I do.” For me,  my greatest closeness with God often was in the face of great adversity because I know without His strength to carry me through, I can’t do it.

Today in particular, I have been considering this thought as it pertains to my words. When I am asked for advice, counsel or just to listen, it can become a stressful endeavor. I think “what if i say the wrong thing? what if I don’t give the advice they need?” But in this verse, Paul reminds the Corinthians that nothing he says in godly counsel is from himself or for his glory, it is all the words of God and for God’s glory as the Holy Spirit moves through Paul.

When we ask the Lord for wisdom, he grants it freely. It is the one gift promised to us. What a weight to be lifted off my shoulders! As long as I am seeking the Lord and speaking His truth to people, it is not up to me to be persuasive or eloquent. God will work through me to bring the words others need to hear.

In His love,




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