But just as it is written, “Things that no eye has seen, or ear heard, or mind imagined, are the things God has prepared for those who love him.” God has revealed these to us by the Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the things of a man except the man’s spirit within him? So too, no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. (1 Corinthians 2:9–11)
We will be effective in practicing the principles in KingdomNomics when we experience a continuing and growing relationship with the person of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.
In the above passage, take a moment to focus on the words prepared, revealed, searches, and knows. These are all actions performed by the Holy Spirit within the hearts of people who love God.
God has prepared things for those who love him. “For we are his creative work, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand so we can do them” (Ephesians 2:10). We discover what these good works are as we cultivate our relationship with our heavenly Father.
It is the Holy Spirit who reveals the things of God to us. Our relationship with God is one of God continually revealing himself as we practice the principle of Soak, Sow, and Flow.
The passage of Scripture from 1 Corinthians tells us that the Spirit searches all things, including the deep things of God. He is the only one who knows the thoughts of God. And he is the One who reveals them to us. This is why Paul told the Ephesians, “I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better” (Ephesians 1:17, NIV).
We experience Son Power as the Holy Spirit reveals to us the things of God. And this helps us to conform our hearts, minds, and lives to God’s will.
Today, ask yourself:
As the Holy Spirit reveals God’s plans and
purposes to me, how am I responding?