verses 12-13: 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. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words.
These words remind me of part of Pastor Gil’s message on Sunday. We often ask for God’s help to aid us when witnessing to others. We ask for the right time to speak, the right words to say, the right way to say the words. But it is the Holy Spirit in us which will connect with the one we are addressing. That is the power of our witness. I struggle with this in “real life” because in the moment I want to say and do just the right thing. But if I am paying attention and allowing the Spirit to move through me, God’s work will be done.
Holy Father, I need more confidence to allow your Spirit to work through me. Help me to ignore worldly pressures and concerns and to be an instrument of your will. Help me to bring others to you. Amen
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