When God moves into our soul, He provides us with a spiritual makeover from the inside out. The soul is the deepest part of our psyche. It is the essence of who we are as a person. The soul expresses our human personality, and controls our thoughts, emotions and choices.
Our spirit is separate from our soul. Until we are born again by the Spirit of God, our spirit is dead in sin (Ephesians 2:1). We have a body and soul, but a dead spirit. We carry this dead spirit around like a useless appendage. It slows us down, and it interferes with every aspect of our life.
Once we invite Jesus Christ to move in, He breathes His breath of life into our spirit. We are saved from the bondage of sin, and we are also set free to live a victorious life. Our spirit is where the Holy Spirit abides in us, guides us, and sanctifies us.
The Holy Spirit of God continually dwells within us, and we are His temple (1 Corinthians 6:19). Our spirit is the command center from which we gain our daily marching orders, our comfort, our truth, our wisdom, and all of the attributes of His spiritual fruit (Galatians 5:22).
The Holy Spirit works from our spirit to restore the balance in our soul. He assuages our fears, vanquishes our woes, restores our peace, and guides us every moment of our life. We are never alone, because God never leaves us or forsakes us (Deuteronomy 31:8).
Father God, thank You for restoring our soul to a refreshing equilibrium under the guidance of Your Holy Spirit and the administration of Jesus, our Good Shepherd (John 10:11,14; Psalm 23). We flourish as You shine Your light into the corners of our soul, exposing the carnality and sin that wraps us in bondage and holds us hostage until we repent of our sinful lifestyle, and You set us free.
Overflowing with Your divine fullness, we find that nothing is impossible for us to achieve according to Your will (Philippians 2:12-13: Ephesians 3:16-19). You brought us up out of the miry pit of self-centeredness, and set our feet upon the Rock of Christ (Psalm 27:5, 40:2; 1 Corinthians 10:4). We are so thankful that in troubling times, You hide us in Your Tabernacle, in the cleft of the Rock of Christ, and under the shadow of Your wings (Psalm 91).
Thought for the Day:
The consequences of our choices and actions follow us into eternity; true abundance in this life only comes when we adopt a spiritual purpose, and focus on an eternal perspective, which allows our interests to center on God’s intentions, instructions and inclusion of us in His plans.
– Matthew 6:19-21