Posts Tagged ‘Wisdom’

The Spirit Leads as the Spirit Wills

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

The leading of the Spirit seems to be a topic that’s inordinately difficult to articulate.   It is very easy to say too much, or to say too little, or to say things poorly.  And people have been hurt by poor guidance in this area.

Fortunately, the Holy Spirit is not an impersonal force, something we utilize by skill.  He works in us and teaches us and leads us in the midst of the immaturity from which he lifts us to wisdom.  Learning better from Scripture how to seek his help is vital.  But it’s comforting to know that he comes to where we are and helps us in our weakness.

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” (James 1:5)

“I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might”. (Eph. 1:16-19)

“The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” (John 3:8)