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genius vs. ingenious…


Then there is the other word: ingenious. The definition for ingenious is a person who is cleverly inventive or resourceful. A person who thinks well on their feet is a person who can make something good and workable out of almost anything. This is the person who takes something already made or constructed and makes it work even better because of their creative way of enhancing something. They are smart, too, but usually take something a genius already did and make it their own by adding their creative, personal touch to it. They are creatively SMART also.

Here’s the point: there is a Genius in and His name is Jesus. He put an intelligent, original plan into place and saw it fulfilled when He died on the cross and rose on the third day. That plan was the result of God’s perfect intelligence. We call that wisdom. So when we need help with our life and we approach God in prayer we are coming to the Genius of Geniuses, or as the Word says, the King of Kings. He is the perfect source for all wisdom and let me assure you, the Genius is in!

Deuteronomy 32:4 says, “He is the Rock, His works are perfect and all His ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is He.”

The ingenious part of the whole thing is where we fit in. Since the Holy Spirit is in all who know Jesus, we take on that great wisdom and learn how to live our lives as God directs. We live our lives IN the Genius and He gives us the capacity to take our individual personalities and see Him work a creative work through each of us. We are all unique and different, but we all adhere to the teachings of God and He works his great will through each our lives in a very unique and creative way. No matter what comes our way, we are empowered to creatively handle it through the wisdom that comes from God’s Word. That’s what we call “walking the walk”. You are capable to live an ingenious Christian life because of one fact: the Genius is in! Get to know His ways, His Word and His witness and you will not only have the answers to life’s questions; you will lead others to our great and mighty God.

1 Peter 3:15 says, “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”

That is what He wants!

The Genius is in! Are you ingenious in how you follow His ways?

The Pilgrimage continues..

David Warren

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