RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL.*
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25TH 2017.
TRAINING YOUR SPIRIT FOR SUCCESS*
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.
For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life, that now is, and of that which is to come (1 Timothy 4:8).
In 1 Thessalonians 5:23, the Apostle Paul, by the Spirit, penned down a beautiful prayer for the saints. But something worthy of note is the order. Let’s read: “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The spirit comes first, the soul second, and third, the physical body. This is the Spirit’s order, and that shows us why we ought to give premium to the development of our human spirit.
Sadly, many are only concerned about what takes place in their physical bodies, or how their minds function, losing sight of the most important—their spirit. God is much more concerned about your spirit. Proverbs 4:23 says, “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. “Heart” is synonymous with the human spirit, and that verse tells us that’s where the issues of life emanate from.
Prosperity, health, wellness, peace, victory, joy, and every good thing you could ever imagine are all domiciled in your spirit. Can you see why you should rather give more time to the development of your spirit? Jesus said in Luke 6:45, “A goodman out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good….”
Your heart—your spirit—is a treasure house of good things. The ideas and thoughts that’ll make you creative and excellent in all you do, are resident in your spirit. The highest potentials of the human nature are in his spirit. So, keep educating your spirit with the Word. Do this through conscious study and meditation on the Scriptures. Fasting, prayer, and swiftly acting on spiritual instructions are also ways you train and exercise your spirit for success and excellence.
Dear Father, I thank you for your Spirit guides me in all things, and floods my heart with light that I may know and walk in your perfect will always. My faith prevails today, as I put your Word to work ; your righteousness, and the forces of life within my spirit , are unleashed, and your glory is revealed in and through me in Jesus' Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: Joshua 1:8 Proverbs 20:27 Proverbs 4:23 AMPC
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: 1 Peter 4 Ezekiel 33-34
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: John 14:22-31 1 Chronicles 25
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