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WOW! What a challenge this 31 days of writing has been. My initial desire was to focus clearly on the Holy Spirit’s teaching as I would prepare to write or make notes about a future post. For the most part, I was able to be still and know that God was in my presence. But, I will admit, that there were posts that seem rather unfocused in the looking back. I think that the initial desire of mine is well and good, but possibly not something I am truly able to do every day for a month because I am not always tuned in and I found that I was needing to “try hard” on a few posts and that is not Holy Spirit led. I think I prefer writing as the Holy Spirit leads me down His path.
But I have learned something about writing for this blog that is invaluable for the purposes for which and Whom I write. If it is to be for the glory of God, then I must be in line with the Spirit of God.
And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. 2 For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 3 And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, 4 and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
6 Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. 7 But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. 8 None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 But, as it is written,
“What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,
nor the heart of man imagined,
what God has prepared for those who love him”—
10 these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. 11 For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. 13 And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.
14 The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. 15 The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. 16 “For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2
May my mind be fixed on You, LORD. May I be clear and know that which You want written down here. May each word be for Your glory, Father God, and Your glory alone. I thank You for giving me Your Holy Spirit to guide my every step. May I be still and know that You are God. In the Name of Your Son, Jesus, I pray. Amen.
To catch up on the previous days of this 31 day challenge, you can find them listed here.
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