Monday, April 21, 2014

Secrets Revealed

“… God revealed these things by his Spirit.  For his Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secrets.  No one can know a person’s thoughts except that person’s own spirit, and no one can know God’s thoughts except God’s own Spirit.  And we have received God’s Spirit…, so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us.”  1 Cor. 2:10-12  NLT

I remember one time when I was talking with my son, David, and he was trying to explaining how NO ONE understood him.  He went on to try and explain how his brain was working so differently than anyone else he knew.  He often had deep discussions with people and came to this conclusion based on that and talking with his psychiatrist.  I could only get a small glimpse from him telling me how his brain was working counter to the norm.

Once, before he was even a teenager and had a full diagnosis of his mental condition, he had said out of the blue, “If I wasn’t real ,I would be real.”  Who says that and what does it even mean? 

Another time when he was an adult he said, “My brain doesn’t work right and no one can fix it.” 

He said many other things to indicate that the “wiring” in his brain was out of sync.

Even though I couldn’t fully understand all that David was going through in life, I could read up on his condition, listen to him, and try and help him in the best ways available for him from my understanding. 

I was able to do many things, but never could fully see all of his deep secrets or really understand his thoughts.  My help to David was limited because he couldn’t or wouldn’t share everything with me.  I couldn't "know his thoughts".

Here’s the thing though.  God offers us so much more.  If we are Christians he shows us His deep secrets.   He lets us see “His thoughts” through the Holy Spirit.  This is so amazing that the one and only God of the universe is letting us in on His thoughts, His secrets, and giving us wonderful things.   It’s absurd to even think that God would do that.  I am only one of the billions of people on this earth.  Does he really care about me to do something that amazing as to let me in on His deep secrets?  We all know the answer is yes and he does it because he loves us that much. 

Jesus told us he had to leave so that the Holy Spirit could come.  There are many other scripture verses that tell us what the Holy Spirit does in our life if we let him. 
A few are:
 "The Spirit gives us desires that are opposite of our sinful nature."  Gal. 5:17  NLT
The Spirit leads us in every part of our life if we let him.  Gal. 5:25 NLT
The Spirit gives us the mind of Christ.  1 Cor. 2:16 NLT 
"...letting the Spirit control your mind leads to a life of peace."  Romans 8:6b NLT

When we read the Word and utilize the Spirit in us, God’s secrets, thoughts, and blessings are revealed to us.  His thoughts are right in front of us and we know all of the things He freely gives us.  Plus the Spirit gives us a life of peace.  
Who doesn't want that?

Prayer: Lord, Thank you for sending your Spirit and loving us so much that would you even reveal your thoughts to us.  Help us to read your Word with the Holy Spirit’s help.  Lastly, help us live a Spirit led life.

Ann Gapinski

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