Luke 15 has three different narratives, yet with the same subject in mind. The lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost son all end in great rejoicing. That is exactly how it is when something that was lost is found. The excitement has to be shared because it is too big to hold alone.
In the mid 70’s I got in my car and drove several hours to go to the beach. I locked my purse in my trunk and took only my key to get back into the trunk. I laid my towel down on the sand and put the key under the upper right hand corner. I fell asleep.
I heard, “Big wave is coming, clear the beach!” I grabbed my towel and raced up the stairs to my car. Then I realized that my key was still down on the sand. I asked the Holy Spirit to show me where it was. I began walking slowly, looking down the whole time. He led me right to it. There is no way that I would have been able to see it on my own. I didn’t own a cell phone back then, but when I got home I called my friends to tell them what the Lord had done for me.
I have many stories of the Holy Spirit showing me where lost things were, as well as hidden lies being revealed. Is there anything too hard for the Lord in your life? Are you struggling with something that you cannot get free from? Hidden things are the Holy Spirit’s speciality. Is there anything too hard for the Lord in your life? Are you struggling with something that you cannot get free from? Hidden things are the Holy Spirit’s speciality.
He will lead you into the Light when your heart is ready. Don’t push ahead. Don’t go groping in the dark. Only the Holy Spirit knows what fiery dart lies are buried in your heart.
Joseph rightly explained his life to his brothers. Genesis 50:20 says, “But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many alive.”
It is the same for us. What satan means for evil, the Lord will turn it around for our good. The Lord knows when another sins against us. What He allows, He will redeem. Nothing we go through is ever in vain.
When we share our testimony of how the Holy Spirit revealed the hidden lies that controlled our life, He will use it to set others free. They in turn will share how the Lord worked in their lives. There is a ripple effect when the hidden is revealed.
1 Corinthians 2:7-8 revealed the hidden wisdom, “…which God ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew…” The Lord hid what He would do, through Jesus’ death, until the right time. We do well to remember this when we begin to ask the Holy Spirit to reveal our hidden lies. It is all in His impeccable timing