We are spirit, we have a soul and we live in a body. Many of us spend a whole lot of time investing in our body. We control what we eat and drink, what we wear and how much exercise we get. There’s nothing wrong with exercise, but if that’s where all your attention goes, you’re missing something. Some of us invest a lot in our soul (our mind, will, emotions and intellect). We educate ourselves about everything. We are so very knowledgable about everything, but our emotions are unstable, our passions are uncontrolled and although we sound good and look good, we’re left empty.
When we were born again, we became a new creature in Christ Jesus, but it wasn’t our flesh that was born again, it was our spirit. Many of our spirits are exactly as they were when they were born, infants, trying to eat food it can’t yet digest. It’s so important that our spirit be changed but the only way to do that is to renew our mind with Gods Word. Once we begin to feed our spirit, it will bear witness with the truth of Gods word.
Our soul craves information, but when we give it the Word, it feeds the spirit so our spirit supersedes our flesh and will make the body and emotions yield. It puts the spirit man in charge. In I Corinthians 9:27, Paul explains that he disciplines his flesh and keeps it under control, not so that he will look good, but so that his spirit is always in control. Paul was a very educated man, but he quickly learned that education couldn’t feed his spirit, that had to be done as God gave revelation of the Word that was already in him.
The more time I spend with God allowing the Holy Spirit to teach me and lead me into all truth about that Word, the more insight I have to share. But also the truth of that allows me to walk in faith and belief in the God who is in me.
That’s really the bottom line, isn’t it Father? Believing in You! If I don’t believe, nothing works. Belief holds everything together. If I don’t, everything falls apart. That is why the devil is so after me to make me doubt, because with that comes unbelief, and unbelief brings nothing. You created me to do impossible things, not apart from You, but with You. Help my belief to be something You can work with in the earth. Do in me, what You need to do so that Your power can flow through me. It’s in Jesus’ name, Amen