The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord.
The first line in this verse gives me an incredible picture of God’s protection, presence, and peace.
It has been amazing to me over the years to hear of the peace that God provides through my presence in the lives of people who are hurting and struggling with life’s circumstances. I do not believe it is me. I believe that God uses my position as pastor, which represents his presence, to bring his peace and provide wisdom and counsel.
He continues to use all his people to bring peace and hope on this journey. Today more than ever, we must be people of hope, trusting and believing God to bring joy in everyday life, knowing he will cover us with his presence.
As you pray today, picture the Lord blanketing your life and our church with his rest and a Spirit of wisdom, understanding, counsel, and strength.
Father, I am so thankful that you will cover us with your presence. Help me to trust you more today and allow you the freedom to work in my life to bring peace and love to our church and our world.
Prayer Journal Reflections
What is the Holy Spirit saying to you today about the Lord’s protection, direction, and revelation for your life and the life of the church?
—Terry Armstrong, District Superintendent, Illinois