and I know them,
and they follow Me.”
“Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard and which have not entered the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love Him. For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man, which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world , but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things freely given to us by God, which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom , but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words.”
(1 Corinthians 2:9-16)
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”
“But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering , without hypocrisy.”
The Holy Spirit is united within our spirit. One means of our awareness of the Holy Spirit comes to us through our mind. The Holy Spirit speaks to us through the avenue of our own mind, transforming the will and directing our emotions. Over time and by the ongoing spiritual force of blending Spirit to soul, God’s thoughts become our thoughts, God’s desires our own and the fruit of the Spirit become our character. We live out the reality of possessing the mind of Christ. We are as He is in this world, reflecting the life of Christ who is in us. By the Spirit we are being transformed from glory to glory. Our lives become increasingly indistinguishable from that of Christ. The voice of the Spirit is an ever present influence causing us to think, speak and act as Jesus would do.
How have you grown in intimacy and awareness of the Holy Spirit this week?
What role does the Holy Spirit play in changing a person’s life?
What role does the Holy Spirit play in transforming nations?
How can we partner with the Holy Spirit as He hovers over the face of the earth to draw people to Christ?