Educate Your Spirit
With The Word!
The spirit of a man is the lamp of the Lord, searching all the inner depths of his heart (Proverbs 20:27).
The activities that take place in a man’s spirit are mostly what govern his life. Whether or not you’re going to be successful in life depends on what happens in your spirit, for out of your spirit are the issues of life (Proverbs 4:23). As you navigate your way through life, it’s important that you train your spirit with the Word to be a sure-guide.
Negative thoughts and ideas (thoughts of failure, weakness, bitterness, wickedness, sickness and sin) may come to your mind, but as long as the Word of God is stored in your heart richly, you’ll be able to bring every negative thought into captivity to the obedience of the Word (2 Corinthians 10:5). One way to achieve this is by meditation. Through meditation, you stir up your spirit with the Word.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 says, “…also he hath set the world in their heart.” In Luke 6:45 Jesus said, “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.” Thus, your spirit is an endless reservoir of blessings and good things. Whatever you might be in need of is already in you; bring it forth from your spirit. You can bring forth joy, success, prosperity, health, and wealth from within you, bylearning to talk your spirit up with the Word of God.
2 Corinthians 4:7 says, “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.” Look inwards, for everything you need is in your treasure-store—your spirit.
Dear heavenly Father,
your Word has imparted wisdom to my spirit and renewed my mind to think at your level; thoughts that are consistent with your eternal purpose and will for my life! I bring forth good things from within my spirit today,
in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Proverbs 4:20-22; 1Timothy 4:15
1 Year Bible reading plan: John 5:1-30; 1 Kings 4-6
2 Year Bible reading plan: Mark 9:30-37; Number 13