The Lamp of the Human Spirit


What does the lamp of your spirit say about your inmost being?  Heavenly resilience leverages the power and promise of heaven and our hope as God’s children to set our trajectory well above circumstance.  How heavenly resilient are you today?

27 The human spirit is the lamp of the Lord
that sheds light on one’s inmost being.
Proverbs 20:27

5 Why, my soul, are you downcast?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God.
Psalm 42:5

13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13

16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.
Ephesians 3:16-17

What does your spirit say about your inmost being?  And if it is true that it’s the lamp of the Lord shedding light on your inner being, what does that say about the source of your spirit, the root of your health and demeanor?

We had some friends over and they had just read a devotional by Greg Laurie which asked the question, are you a thermostat or are you a thermometer? Good question.  Are we setting the temperature or is our mercury rising and falling with the temperature around us?

Resilience is a measure of our ability to deal and adapt to forces outside of us which otherwise might pull us down or to the left or right. Heavenly resilience leverages the power and promise of heaven and our hope as God’s children to set our trajectory well above circumstance.

How heavenly resilient are you?

What does that human spirit lamp say about your inmost being?  Optimistic? Pessimistic? Expecting God’s best? Ready for adversity? Joyful in the rain? Defeated? Bitchy? Hopeful? Hangry?  Pick one.  Pick one that represents your last week or month.

God’s best for us is hope in him.  A life of praise and thanksgiving for what we have and what we hope for in the Lord.  God fills the tank of our heavenly resilience.  We overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit when we trust in him.

It is out of his glorious riches that he strengthens us in our inner beings so that Christ dwells in our hearts.  That’s it! When we have the heavenly resilience of God in us it is because the lamp of our spirits are revealing Christ in our hearts.

Anything less than the power and presence of Christ in our inmost beings and we are living beneath the trajectory of God’s best for us and he is not the one who needs to move.

We are here Lord.  Fill us anew.

Amen.

Marc Kinna

 

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