Over the past two weeks we have looked at what it means to receive the Holy Spirit and to live a life filled with the Holy Spirit. This week we are looking at how the Holy Spirit provides wisdom for our work.
The Holy Spirit offers you the wisdom, leadership skills and discernment you need for your work. The Holy Spirit rejoiced as God created this world and created all the principles of physics, chemistry, geology, engineering, mathematics, accounting, creativity, art or leadership that you use in your job. The Spirit delights to share this knowledge with you so that you can be known, like Daniel as a person who has the insight, intelligence and wisdom like that of the gods (Dan 5:11) in your workplace.
The wisdom of the Holy Spirit extends to the trades and all the things you create with your hands. Just as the Holy Spirit filled the craftsmen who built the first tabernacle (Ex 35:30-35), the Holy Spirit today continues to offer to fill you with the ability to create with your hands so that God is glorified and worshipped. In the same way that the Holy Spirit filled David with the wisdom to design Solomon’s temple (1 Chr 28:12), the Holy Spirit continues to fill people with wisdom to design artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, new engineering processes and new medical devices all to the glory of God.
When the Holy Spirit controls your life you can cease from the hectic, frantic pace of work and in quiet adoration be still and know that God is sufficient. The Holy Spirit offers you strength to sustain you wherever you work. The Holy Spirit provides you with the confidence and courage to be who God called you to be and to do what needs to be done without fear.
Through the power of the Holy Spirit you can take your hands off the steering wheel of your life and say: “I thank you Lord that you are in control of this situation.” At the very moment when you in faith utter those words things start to happen. You might not see results immediately but the presence of the Holy Spirit in your life is your assurance that God is at work.
The Holy Spirit will provide you with the wisdom you need to do what needs to be done in your work. Then you will declare with joy that “your accomplishments were not by your might, nor your power, but by God’s Spirit.” (Zech 4:6)