Being Spiritual

These days, when people tell me they are spiritual,  I usually ask, “do you mean the Holy Spirit?”  Just trying to be clear.  While the Bible allows that all men may have an awareness  and appreciation for God and the supernatural realm, it reserves the words spirit or spiritual for the work of the Holy Spirit.  He is the Activity and Mind of God who comes to us by virtue of the work of Christ!  He is the only means by which a person can know and serve the Risen Lord. “I will not leave you as orphans, I will come to you.”  (John 14:18) is a prediction of His presence in us.  As I prayed this morning, I despaired (again) of ever serving Christ in my own strength or goodness.  My flesh is still so fleshly.  My hope, today and everyday, is that I will “walk by the Spirit”.  “No one can call Jesus Lord except by the Holy Spirit”  (1 Corinthians 12:3)

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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