And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD
Many children of God try to force themselves to develops some nice character or live up to the expectation of God. They want to live as God would want them to. But they find out that they are just powerless about it! They make choices that they eventually find out to be wrong and so they find themselves in the wrong place, at the wrong time or doing the wrong thing–from God’s perspective that is. Hard as they try, they notice that living a godly life seems absolutely beyond their reach. It should not be so. The life of a christian is not a life of struggle. You are called unto rest.
The Holy Spirit manifesting as the Spirit of wisdom gives us the revelation of God (Ephesians 3:17). He gives us insight into the nature, character and plan or will of God. Whatever aspect of the nature or character of God that He reveals to you, you just live it out effortlessly. He is the one that removes the veil from our eyes so that we can behold the effulgence of the glory of God and your life begins to radiate the same glory (2Cor 3:16)
He is the one that works in us both to WILL and DO of His good pleasure (Phil 2:13). He does not only reveal the will of God to you, He makes you do it. God promised:
“I will put my spirit within you, and CAUSE you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them“. (Ezek 36:27 emphasis mine).
He is the brain behind Holiness. He shows you God’s plan for what you should do and empowers you to do it. Now that is holiness–Doing God’s word. If you don’t have the Spirit in your life, even if a prophet told you the will of God for your life, you will still find yourself incapacitated and unable to do or obey the word and thus acting foolishly. But when He’s there, you can even do God’s will without thinking it over. You just find yourself changing your mind about a flight you’ve booked for. It might have looked stupid, But you find out later that the plane crashed. Then you understand how wise a decision you made. Its not you, it’s the Spirit of Wisdom.
How do you get this Spirit to operate in your life? By asking and by studying the word of God. As you keep on studying with the desire to know God and His will, that Spirit will come to teach you and as He does, you will notice that it is easy for you to live out what he taught you because the process of teaching you makes you abide in Christ and that helps you to get the vitality necessary for godly living. See 1John 2:17. Furthermore, as you study, you will begin to recognize His still small voice as distinct from your thought. Then in the everyday issues of life, when He speaks to guide you, you will recognize it and take the instruction. Lastly He’d so work on your mind till He begins to influence your thoughts, passion and desire till you can say with Paul, “we have the mind of Christ” (1Cor 2:16)
Thank you Father for the Spirit of Wisdom
I open my heart to the operation of the Spirit of wisdom
I receive the Spirit of wisdom into my life
Wisdom is working in my heart and mind giving me the right thoughts and desires and seen in my actions and results
Father let the Spirit of wisdom overwhelm your church
Pray in the Spirit
Pray for me too.