“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” (John 1:4 ESV)

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Inquiring Minds

by Macy Johnson

“In the last days,

God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit on all people.

Your sons and daughters will prophesy,

your young men will see visions,

your old men will dream dreams.’”

(Acts 2:17 NIV)


Maybe you remember this slogan, “Inquiring minds want to know” which was used by the National Enquirer in the 1980s. This tabloid magnetized the attention of shoppers as they waited in the checkout lines of their favorite stores.


Eight of us descended upon our pastor’s home one Friday evening for dinner and teaching. The Inquirer’s Class wanted to know more about our church, denomination, and faith. Although this would be my third time to unite with these worshipers, I wanted to experience the teaching and fellowship this class afforded. Two stints of serving as pianist at another church had pulled me away from my church.


The next day the class concluded and the choice was ours whether to commit to this congregation or not. Some information was overwhelming and brought more questions than answers. This nudged me to seek the Holy Spirit’s guidance.


On my way home, I stopped at Publix to get supplies for the coming week. Near the dairy case, I saw Mary and her husband from the class. We confessed we were filled with new insights and emotions from the teachings. The pastor had shared his struggle with the faith of his family members, and encouraged us to trust God with our prayers.


As Mary and I stood there and talked about the sovereignty of our Creator and the power of the Holy Spirit, we encouraged each other to maintain a steady pursuit. God is in control. We are not the Holy Spirit, but we are His instruments.


I will eagerly receive the Holy Spirit and His wisdom poured out on me. I hope you will, too! 

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