Spirit & Life Devotional
Friday, May 22
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
Acts 6:10 "And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake."
Some men were arguing with Stephen but could not win the argument; the Bible says that they could not resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spoke. That's very important; Stephen wasn't just a "wise and intelligent man", neither was he functioning on his own, there was a "spirit" speaking through him; that spirit was the Holy Spirit.
A lot of us don't live by this consciousness on a daily basis; we are quick to open our mouths to talk; we are quick to engage in arguments; we are quick to negotiate, make presentations and try to defend ourselves without consulting with the Spirit within us. And we wonder why, when we don't succeed. God said to Moses, "Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say." Jesus said, "Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer: for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay or resist."
You need the irresistible wisdom of God to survive in this cruel and difficult world. It's useful, not only for ministry but for all purposes. When you have interviews, to respond to queries, appointments with prospective clients, sponsors, bosses, lecturers, etc, you have to rely on the Spirit within to help you say the right words and to give appropriate responses. Success is yours from today, in Jesus name!