Speaking a foreign language was never a gift for me. I always avoided it in HS, trudged through it in college and have endured the cultural change that demands it in life now. Truth is, it is so much easier to read the subtitles. They are so nicely translated so that I can get the gist of conversations based on the kindness of a translator. In the spiritual realm, as a citizen of heaven, I have the luxury of understanding the language of heaven. When I started my journey with Christ, God’s spirit became my spirit. That spirit allows me to call him dad! (Hebrews 6). I can see things from God’s point of view and respond to his direction and leadership with understanding and confidence. People without the Lord in their lives think the God talk and behavior is foolish and senseless. The language is foreign, and the behavior is not consistent with the culture we live in.
We are blessed to be able to understand and follow God’s lead in our lives. His direction provides freedom in a world of chaos. It is incumbent on us to be the ambassadors and translators of his word and direction. Through us those who seek him can find him. We therefore must practice the language and culture of our land. Help me Lord to follow your culture and speak your language.
God Bless You
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard,
and no mind has imagined
what God has prepared
for those who love him.”
10 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. 11 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. 12 And we have received God’s Spirit (not the world’s spirit), so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us.
13 When we tell you these things, we do not use words that come from human wisdom. Instead, we speak words given to us by the Spirit, using the Spirit’s words to explain spiritual truths. 14 But people who aren’t spiritual can’t receive these truths from God’s Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them and they can’t understand it, for only those who are spiritual can understand what the Spirit means. 15 Those who are spiritual can evaluate all things, but they themselves cannot be evaluated by others. 16 For,
“Who can know the LORD’s thoughts?
Who knows enough to teach him?”
But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ.