For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so 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, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words. The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments, for ‘Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?’ But we have the mind of Christ.

- 1 Corinthians 2:11-16

This second chapter of Corinthians starts by saying that it is not through our own wisdom and knowledge that we know God’s wisdom but it is through His Spirit. My challenge to you was to invite the Holy Spirit to come and move through you. In this next section Paul tells us that no one knows a person’s thought except there own spirit. And that makes sense. No other person knows what I am thinking except for me, my own spirit. Not even my best friend or my roommate or my mom can search the depths of me to know what I am thinking. That is for me and my spirit. And that makes sense. So just like us, He says that in the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except for the Spirit of God. And that too makes sense. Only God and His spirit can understand and know His own thoughts. But, the Spirit of God is inside of us. He has freely given it to us—therefore not only do we know our own thoughts but we also know the thoughts of the Lord. We no longer are speaking from just human wisdom but from wisdom taught by the spirit.

“But we have the mind of Christ.” That is something to celebrate. When we invite the Lord to come and speak—we freely receive the spirit of God. We can deeply search for the deep things of God. We can ask Him what He is thinking and He will freely give us that. We can ask Him to align our heart with his and He will do that. No longer do we only have to live out of the ways of the world. We know the Lord, therefore we have His spirit alive and living in us.


“The Spirit searches all things.” As soon as I read this I thought of the song “You Know Me” by Bethel Music. Its one of the most simple but powerful songs.
Nothing is hidden from Your sight
Wherever I go, You find me
You know every detail of my life
You are God and You don't miss a thing
You know me.

Simple: He knows us. He knows every detail of us. Nothing we can do is hidden from Him. That’s incredible. He is God and He doesn’t miss anything. We have the Spirit of God inside of us. In every area of our life we can invite Him into it. Everything—down to the tiny details. We can know His thoughts and His wisdom in every aspect. Here’s the link to this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVVlMQved8k
Listen to it. Let Him speak to you through this. And know that He searches the deep parts of us and because the Spirit of God is inside of us we, too, can search the deepest parts of Him.

Lord, thank you for your Spirit. Thank you that your Spirit knows the deepest parts of us. I ask that you give us a deeper hunger and desire to seek after you. That we would want to know you more. That we would fully know that we have the mind of Christ and that we would invite you into our thoughts. That in everything that we do we would want to be more like you. We want to speak like you, listen like you and be like you. Thank you that you know us. Thank you that you are God and you don’t miss a thing.

- Ashley Gibson