The idea that a prize was hidden at the bottom of our cereal box was so compelling that we’d often dig to the bottom to find it before eating a single morsel. That probably wasn’t the most sanitary situation. The decoder ring was fascinating because it was the only way we could know what the encoded message that was printed on the back of the box actually said.
Many spouses have longed for a way to understand their mate. It seems men have trouble understanding what a woman needs and vice versa. We’ve been through a number of books on the subject and attended a few conferences that have been helpful. The greatest help has come from humbling ourselves, admitting our limitations and learning how to listen with our hearts.
God’s ways are a mystery to anyone that doesn’t have His Spirit. Jesus said that you won’t be able to see or enter the kingdom without being born again by His Spirit. Scholarly study of the Scriptures without the Holy Spirit will not bring the life God has for you.
The door to understanding and wisdom comes first by admitting you need a Savior and believing in the sacrifice of Jesus as payment for your sins. That’s what clears the way for the Holy Spirit to take residence in you. He is your Counselor, Helper, Advocate and the very power of God living in you. Come alive.
1 Corinthians 2:10-12 But it was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. For his Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secrets. No one can know a person’s thoughts except that person’s own spirit, and no one can know God’s thoughts except God’s own Spirit. And we have received God’s Spirit (not the world’s spirit), so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us.