Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Truly Spiritual

The bible tells us that we are blessed with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. Sometimes, though, we make spirituality to be some vague other worldliness, somehow maybe even becoming less human-like and more angelic. But being spiritual is not really all that complicated and it definitely is not developing a mind-set that makes you impervious to the every day mess of living. Being spiritual is about loving God and men, having patience, not giving in to outbursts of anger, being kind, and such things. These are all very earthy sorts of manifestations of the Spirit in our lives.
         God is patient with us. We do not grow into maturity all at once. We learn and grow slowly and we often learn by our own failures and sins. We struggle against sin, longing to be more spiritual but still find ourselves irritated, lustful, prone to envy, discontent and needing self-control. 
        What is the answer to these things? Walking in the Holy Spirit. And the only way to get there is to confess our failures and sins, receive Christ’s forgiveness and then get up and walk forward in renewal with new found faith and hope.

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