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.