This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words. 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. The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man’s judgment: “For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:13-16 (NIV)
There is nothing I need more. I have no stronger desire. What is your desire? What do you want? I want you to be my teacher. I am thankful that you are my teacher. You give me understanding. You show me what is true and what is false. You protect me from what is foolish and guide me into what is wise. No longer do I need to live by what is my best guess. No longer will I be guided by the thoughts and opinions and values of the world. What will you do? I will listen attentively to you. I will not race ahead with my own plan. I will not stubbornly hold on to my own ways. I will humbly and attentively listen to you. I will seek your guidance. I will follow your direction. That will be very good.
How will you receive my teaching? How will you listen to my instruction? How will you follow my guidance and direction? What are some actual steps that you will implement? How will your life look and be different because you want me to be your teacher? Those are all very good questions. Do you have any answers? Yes, I do. I will come to meet with you. I will draw near to you. I will quiet myself before you. I will center my attention on you. I will submit my heart and mind and life to you. How will you meet with me? I will meet with you in prayer. I will meet with you in worship. I will meet with you in your word. Those seem like part of the classroom to me. Those seem like where my instruction will begin. I will make it my priority to meet with you in prayer and worship and in your word on a daily basis so that I can place myself in a position to hear and be taught by you. That will be very good. Can you think of any other times and places when and where I will teach you? You will teach me at all times and in all places as I love, follow and serve you. Our formal and set times together in prayer and worship and in your word will strengthen my ability to hear from you at all times and in all places. Yes, it will. I look forward to all that you will teach me. I am glad beyond words that I am your student and you are my teacher. Teach me, I’m listening. That is very good.
Holy Spirit, you are my teacher. You will give me understanding. You will teach me what I don’t know. You will give me wisdom and discernment to guide me through life. Thank you, I will no longer need to rely on my best guesses or the opinions of this world. Amen
Key Question… How are you making yourself attentive to listening carefully to the Spirit of God teaching you?
Living It Out… Allow the Spirit of God to guard and guide all your thoughts and words and actions.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that the Holy Spirit will teach you and give you understanding to guard and guide you through life.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how you are listening attentively to the Holy Spirit teaching you.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you listen attentively to the Holy Spirit teaching you.
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