Making our way around the workplace, school environment, and even the shopping aisles at stores can be like trying to find our way through a maze. When we ask questions, we hope to solicit an answer that helps us to fulfill our duties. Unfortunately, too many people play dumb and they never know, nobody knows! Then we wander around seeking for what we need, and no one will even interrupt with “excuse me, can I help you find something?” They seem to be thrilled to see someone blindly looking around and not able to perform their duties adequately. I remember several times where I have knocked on a receptionist’s window, or rang the silver bell laying on the counter. No one seems to hear the knocking. They are downright inhumane to see the failure of others, and probably hoping to see some type of emotional outburst.
Satan delights in the sinful nature of unkindness, conflict, despair, and fatal reactions. A simple quest to improve our work experience, school experience, shopping experience, etc. by asking, seeking, and knocking, can turn into frustration and impatience leading to violence. Howbeit, the Holy Spirit wants our quest to be answered in a way that restores fruitfulness to humanity. The spirit of God’s love, peace, faith, and perseverance towards us are fruit of the Holy Spirit. In fact, by the Holy Spirit, we are led into truth and pointed to the Cross where Christ died. At the cross, Christ in us, puts to death the evilness that one person has to another. “For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?” Through the unblemished and innocent sacrifice of Christ, the Holy Spirit is freely given to diminish the ugly attitudes of the sinful nature.
(Luke 11:10-12 is the source of the above quote from the Bible)
“Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.” John 16:3