The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. (1 Corinthians 2:14 NIV)
Odd after a day full of thankfulness, we go straight into a day titled, “Black Friday.” Things that make me go…hmmm. It’s also reflected over the start of the Christmas Season. These are two of my favorite holidays, personal reflection is vital…reason the enemy underlies all rat races.
We find daily thoughts intriguing, yet thoughts that come from God are spiritually discerned. Discernment is unlimited to those who seek, through God’s Spirit. When Jesus said we would do greater thing than Him, why are we not seeing more greater things happening? One theory here- Christians are more concerned with their image in this world, not wanting to look foolish to those without God’s Spirit. Simple, individuals without God’s Spirit cannot understand. So…Why are we trying to please them and not God?
If we lack understanding, God says to ask. He is not untouchable. By asking to understand, God will supply wisdom. When I was younger, foolish for me to think I was mature in Christ. When adulthood set in and a surrendered heart…unbeknown to me such a transformation in my heart would begin. It’s amazing what God has waiting for us…with a willingness to surrender our everything to Christ. Discernment is a not for our gain, yet for God’s use to message us prayer needs. And…discernment between good vs. evil, right vs. wrong; vital in today’s world. As mentioned last week, it’s all a learning curve.
When I’m not fitting into society’s puzzle, you can trust my desire is to find correct pieces to complete God’s puzzle for my life. With God- He is an amazing Spiritual Father- seeing every heart and knowing who is trusted aligning to His perfect will. Let’s keep our eyes on Jesus, seeking His higher thoughts and ways that are not ours- even though they look foolish to this world, all aligns right with God. That’s where I want us all to be.