“I’m Not Stupid”

said the Spirit-filled Pastor, when he asked the reason I wanted to leave a particular ministry in church years ago. The truth? I felt unwelcomed. He was a kind, well-loved person, who you couldn’t be evasive with, he did put me in a different ministry.

“However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.” says Jesus in John 16:13 (NKJV)

When I said, “I’m not stupid,” to a church leader recently, it reminded me of when my Pastor said it to me.  You wonder if church leaders hear the Holy Spirit and how they tolerate lies.

Your truth of Your Holy word is in stark contrast to the world, dear Lord.

“For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.” James 3:16 (KJV)