Devotion for Friday, April 24, 2020

“Therefore let one who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret. For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful” (1 Corinthians 14:13-14).

I suspect even Paul joins us in trying to figure out how the Lord works. The Holy Spirit blows where it will. This should be enough from Jesus for us. However, the principle that we are given through the Word is that all things have a purpose and we should not just do things without purpose. At all times, we need the help of the Holy Spirit.

Lord, even in this devotion am I doing the very thing that Paul does in speaking of the mystery of You working in each one of us? Help all of us to trust You, live by faith, and see the work that You are doing in each one of us. Lead Your faithful beyond speculation and meaninglessness to see that there is great purpose in all that You do. You are creating a marvelous thing through grace.

Lord Jesus, You said the words simply for all of us to understand. We are blind and You give us sight. We are lame and You make us to walk. We think of ourselves and You show us those around us. Help me learn, even in times where my mind is unfruitful, to walk in the faith You have given me, doing those things You give me to do that I may live pleasing the Father. Amen.