Learning and Knowing the Spirit of God

The Lord is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made. The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him, in those who hope in His mercy. Our Father, which are in heaven, You are worthy of our praise. Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord from the heavens; Praise in the heights! Praise Him all His Angels; Praise Him, all His hosts! Let them praise the name of the Lord. For His name alone is exalted; His glory is above the earth and heaven. [Psalms 145:13; Psalms 145:18; Psalm 147:11; Psalms 148:1&2; Psalms 148:13] 

Holy Spirit Your word says: “No eye has seen, nor ear has heard, no mind conceived what God has prepared for those who love him”—but God has revealed it to us by His Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For whom among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s spirit within him? In the same way, no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words. The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he is not subject to any man’s judgment: “For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ. [1 Corinthians 2:9-16] Holy Spirit it is my utmost desire to learn and know God as intimately as I can as a man living here on the earth. I desire to learn and understand so that I walk, talk, and act in sync with God and His will so that I can grow closer each day to Him and farther and farther from the sinful life I left behind. I want to have the wisdom of Daniel, the determination of Caleb, the courage of Joshua, the honesty of Peter and John, the understanding of Paul, and the simple openness to share with people as Philip did. Help me to have faith in my praying as Elijah so that I ask within the realm of God’s will so that I can see my faith put into action. This, O God is my desire. I want to know You as Moses did when he met with You in the Tent of Meeting, or when he stood on the mountain as You wrote the Ten Commandments. I want to get so close to You in conversation that I can be like Enoch and Abraham who You openly talked to. Help me to put into practice these promises from scripture and the growing faith of all the heroes of faith I desire to be like.  

Grace and peace will be multiplied to me through the knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord. His divine power has given to me all things that pertain to life and godliness through the knowledge of God who has called me to His glory and excellence, by which He has given to me exceedingly great and precious promises so that through these things I might become a partaker of the divine nature and escape the corruption that is in the world through lust. For this reason, help me to make every effort to add virtue to my faith; and to my virtue, knowledge, and to my knowledge, self-control; and to my self-control, patient endurance; and to my patient endurance, godliness; and to my godliness, brotherly kindness; and to my brotherly kindness love. For if all of these reside in me and abound, they will ensure that I will neither be useless nor unfruitful in the knowledge of Jesus Christ my Lord. Help me to diligently make my calling and election sure so that when I add all these areas into my life I will not stumble and will be able to enter into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ which will be abundantly provided for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen. 2 Peter 1:3-11 MEV version