John 6:63 “Can You See It?”
The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are Spirit and they are life.
God makes it clear that the world that matters to eternal life is a spiritual world. The Holy Spirit is an equal part of God’s reality as the Father and the Son. It’s not about the bodies we walk around in and worry about 24/7. It’s not about the world’s opinions and pressures to follow the crowd in order to be cool.
It is the part of people we barely notice that God is most concerned about. He cares about a person’s soul. We never see it, but when we die, the body that is left is just an empty vessel, and the spirit is released. When we learn about this stuff, it freaks us out because we can’t really comprehend it fully. But, it isn’t really that difficult to sense a person’s spirit. Are they selfish or focused on others? Are they nice to people that can’t do anything for them? Are they comfortable in their own skin, or are they not being themselves and faking it?
Think about your mother, Kristie. She has a wonderful soul. She’s very giving; she is always nice and caring to everyone, and she never fakes who she is. To some people, she might not be “cool” in every worldly way where shallow stuff matters too much, but I believe God thinks she’s one good soul! Of course, I might be just a little biased.
All we have to do to get closer to our spiritual self is study God’s Word and let the wisdom that can only come from God take hold within you. When you study a devotion, read it and then take a few minutes to really look at the passage and see what it says to you. Sometimes the best way to grow is to slow down and think about things from God’s perspective, a spiritual perspective, where our busy “stuff” just is so insignificant compared to taking care of our spiritual health. When your spirit is well, the rest of your life is guaranteed ETERNALLY. That assurance provides you unbelievable strength in your life, to pursue what is important to YOU and to make a real difference in the lives of others!
A personal message...
“These devotions were written to my four children, Christian, Mike, Allison and Alex. By the kids allowing these to be shared publicly, our hope is that the devotions will make a positive and eternal difference in the lives of other young people as they mature. Enjoy. Rick Isaacson”
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