WE ARE A SPIRITUAL PEOPLE
We are spiritual people. We need to participate in spiritual things in order to be happy in life and fulfilled in our souls. Nothing in the world can take the place of God, who is Spirit, functioning in our lives. God means for us to be the people that the world turns to for help when their hearts and souls are in pain. And there is much pain in life because of sin. This is why we are born of water and of the Spirit. We are of the earth and we are also of the Spirit. These two aspects need to be balanced.
Because the Spirit of a Holy God dwells within believers we have access to understanding and wisdom that the world doesn’t have. And because the Holy Spirit of God does dwell within us our liveliness depends upon us worshiping God from our hearts and minds in sincerity and truthfulness.
John 4:24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
Because of this we must pray for one another, and intercede for one another that God’s Will is done in all our lives. The miracle of Christ is that He is both human and divine in a perfect balance. Jesus contained His power in order to walk and fellowship among us as human. We need to expand our spirituality in order to walk like Jesus among fellow humans. Our belief will prove itself by our fruit. Do your contributions to other’s lives produce good fruit in their lives. And what does that good fruit look life. This is important because we are to be known by our fruit. (Matt. 7:17-20/ Luke 6:43-45)
Does your love of God produce the fruit of godly love in others? Does it bring them to repentance or draw them closer to God in awe of God or do they run to God because of the pain you deposit in their lives.
While it is true that often we don’t know, because our contributions are in the form of seeds that will mature later. Sometimes we do know and it is good to take stock of our effect upon others. There are times we find ourselves caught in a cycle of bringing each other pain. It’s important that we discontinue those cycles and share the blame. Look at them as opportunities for God to mature, heal and bless. (Gal. 5:22-26)
As spiritual people we thrive when we are doing spiritual works of any sort. Being spiritually minded is our source of liveliness and the peace that goes beyond our intellect. This is something we do best together by supporting one another and keeping an eye out for the best interest of others. (Phil. 2:1-4, Eph. 5:17-21)
We all discover at some point that in order to actually live as spiritual people we need help. For this reason before Jesus ascended into heaven he breathed the Holy Spirit upon the disciples. (John 20:22) And in that special time of their first gathering together on the day of Pentecost, God released the manifestations of the Holy Spirit in their lives enabling them to praise and worship God together and admonish one another toward holiness in other languages. (Acts 2:1-18) Because of what Peter spoke it is likely that some were prophesying as well. In effect because of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit within all true believers, all believers are able to be moved by God in spiritual manifestations that God uses to help us live as spiritual people. WE HELP ONE ANOTHER. We are an interdependent body. We are meant to allow God to use these gifts to help each other and also to minister to the world of unbelievers. God does the work of saving unbelievers. Our job is to allow Him to work through us. In fact we would do well to do more that allow God to use us. We would do well if we strongly beseeched and implored God to use us in whatever God is busy with whereever we are. (Lk 11:9-13)
Luke 11:“11 If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? 13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”