Use the Spirit

I am a spirit, I have a body, I have a soul and as a believer, I have received the Spirit of God. We are all proficient at “using” our bodies, some of us are proficient at “using” our minds but most of us are clueless about “using” the Spirit of God.

I know the Spirit cannot be classified with our bodies or our minds. But, no matter how mind boggling it is, He has been given to the believer as a gift, just as a body and a mind is given to every human being. Jesus Christ even said God gives the Holy Spirit to us as parents give gifts to their children.

I am not a theologian but for me the Spirit of God is nothing spooky. He is invisible, I am invisible – only my body is visible. Read my new Tolu page and explore the blog if you have not done so in a while. For me, the Spirit refers to the invisible, omnipresent Personality that carries the wisdom and the power of God.

We have the option of limiting ourselves to the use of our bodies, or our minds or to allow ourselves to use the greatest gift, the Spirit of God. Our bodies are severely limited without active cooperation of our minds. Our minds are less limited but they also fall far short without active cooperation of God’s Spirit. But when God’s Spirit is brought into play and we learn to depend on Him like we depend on our bodies or our minds, we will function like Christ on earth, above limits.

As believers, depending only on our bodies makes us live like animals; depending on our minds makes us live like humans but depending on the Spirit makes us live like Christ. We can choose where to play.

I am telling myself that it is okay to depend on the Spirit of God as that actually makes the mind function at an infinitely higher level, just like using the mind improves the efficiency of the body. Jesus Christ had supernatural intelligence but the scriptures indicate to us that He depended 100% on the Spirit of God.

We admonish ourselves to use our minds especially when we have challenges but how about learning to use the Spirit by meditating and acting on God’s word? After all, they are both gifts.

6 thoughts on “Use the Spirit

  1.  The Christian life is really a movement to be like Christ. And the only time you are moving in that direction is when you are filled with the Spirit. The great goal of God is not to make us successful servants. The great goal of God is to make us conformed to the image of His Son. So..as we are filled with the Spirit..gazing on the glory of Christ…we become like Jesus Christ. Thats where you get the victory…thats where you know the joy…thats where the exhilaration comes and the fruitfulness and usefulness to God.

    • I needed to chew on your comment, Ike. I am still chewing on it but I thought to respond. “The goal of God is not to make us successful servants but to make us conformed to the image of His Son.” That needs to be meditated on. Becoming like Jesus Christ is the aim. I doubt if we have any clue what being like Christ implies and what position that places us. No wonder Paul prays that the eyes of our understanding may be enlightened that we may know the hope of His calling, the riches of our inheritance and the greatness of the power at work in the believer.

      Indeed, “Thats where you get the victory…thats where you know the joy…thats where the exhilaration comes and the fruitfulness and usefulness to God” and that is what we are missing.

      Thank you for enriching me.

    • I needed to chew on your comment, Ike. I am still chewing on it but I thought to respond. 

      “The goal of God is not to make us successful servants but to make us conformed to the image of His Son.” That needs to be meditated on. Becoming like Jesus Christ is the aim. I doubt if we have any clue what being like Christ implies and what position that places us. No wonder Paul prays that the eyes of our understanding may be enlightened that we may know the hope of His calling, the riches of our inheritance and the greatness of the power at work in the believer.

      Indeed, “Thats where you get the victory…thats where you know the joy…thats where the exhilaration comes and the fruitfulness and usefulness to God” and that is what we are missing. 

      Thank you for enriching me.

  2. You said: “As believers, depending only on our bodies makes us live like animals; depending on our minds makes us live like humans but depending on the Spirit makes us live like Christ. We can choose where to play”. – That’s deep!

    I once heard a preacher say that the Holy Spirit is trapped inside believers who refuse to open up their lives and allow Him flow like the river of living waters that He is. HE wants out!!

    I can remember watching a movie called ‘Limitless’ last year. In the movie, a writer stumbled across a mind-altering drug that gave him some superhuman abilities and greatly enhanced his cognitive performance. As I watched that movie, all I could think of was how much I had shortchanged myself as a Christian. The same Holy Spirit that gave Christ all that power, intelligence and wisdom is available to us today and yet there are only a handful of believers that tap into such a vast resource.

    Without His Spirit we greatly limit our chances of fulfilling our full potentital. He wants out. Perhaps it’s time to let that river flow so that we can begin to do the ‘greater works’ that Jesus said we would do. Thanks bro

    • You add to me big time. Thank you.

      The Holy Spirit is indeed trapped inside believers because we refuse to open up our lives and allow Him to flow like the river of living waters that He is. I never saw that until now – all a river wants to do is flow. He must want out!! God bless you for that.

      Every believer needs to sit down and meditate on this: “The same Holy Spirit that gave Christ all that power, intelligence and wisdom is available to me today.” Our lives and our world will be transformed if that dawns on us for any reason.

      What we are missing is the Spirit of God trapped in each of us. Haaa!!!!

    • You add to me big time. Thank you.

      The Holy Spirit is indeed trapped inside believers because we refuse to open up our lives and allow Him to flow like the river of living waters that He is. I never saw that until now – all a river wants to do is flow. He must want out!! God bless you for that.

      Every believer needs to sit down and meditate on this: “The same Holy Spirit that gave Christ all that power, intelligence and wisdom is available to me today.” Our lives and our world will be transformed if that dawns on us for any reason. 

      What we are missing is the Spirit of God trapped in each of us. Haaa!!!!

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