19th April 2015

Comparing Spiritual With Spiritual

“These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1Corinthians 2:13-14).

The extent in which we experience God’s power depends on how much we believe in that power. Our faith in a powerful and faithful God will be reflected in our expectations in the things we ask of Him. If we believe what God says He is both able and willing to fulfil them, we will seek with all our hearts, and expect miracles.

“Jesus’ disciples ministered with Him the day five thousand-plus people were fed, when He blessed five loaves and two fishes and miraculously had enough food to satisfy thousands of hungry people. Obviously for them, the miracle that day was not the action they unexpected; in fact, they favored sending the people away hungry; before Jesus’ blessing opened the way for supernatural supply, their thoughts were far from a supernatural or miraculous solution.  

Despite their ministry relationship with Jesus, the disciples struggled to believe—for them, spiritual understanding was still limited. Like them, we also hesitate when the Lord by His Spirit lays claim to something we cannot explain, something beyond human ability. 

For every season in our spiritual journey new revelation from the Lord is an opportunity to experience more of God’s supernatural intervention in our lives. His miraculous power is supernatural—the more we agree with that power, the more of it we can experience. As the Lord’s Kingdom advances in ways we haven’t begun to fathom, His power appears daily in miraculous and supernatural outcomes for those who believe Him.”

(Adopted from Shirley Weaver’s Daily Devotional)