Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life – Proverbs 4:23

Proverbs 20:27 says, “The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly.” The belly here is an expression for the innermost being. It means deep within you: the core of your nature—your heart. The light of God is in your spirit. If you’re going to know the purpose and will of God for your life, it’s from your spirit. After you’ve given your heart to Christ to be born again, the next thing is for you to start growing in the things of the spirit. That means develop your spirit. Many are more concerned about what takes place in their souls or physical bodies, with little consideration for their spirit.

Though commendable, it’s not enough to train your mind to be an intellectual stalwart; greater premium and attention must be placed on educating your spirit. The most intellectually refined mind and enlightened soul would still fall short of the will of the Father who requires the education and development of your spirit to walk with Him. The highest potentials of the human nature are in the spirit. So you must consciously and deliberately exercise and educate your spirit.

Study and meditate on the Word of God always, and your spirit will be enlightened; and then you can bring out the best from within you. The beauty, aura, graces and perfections of divinity are resident in your spirit. Jesus said in John 7:38 “He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” Matthew 12:35 says, “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth good things….” Discover the treasures in your recreated human spirit through the Word and bring them to the fore. Exude excellence, perfection and virtue from your spirit today.

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Dear Father, I thank you for depositing in my spirit the beauties, aura and perfections of divinity. I consciously exercise myself unto godliness bringing forth these beautiful gifts of the Spirit, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Further Study: Joshua 1:8; Daniel 9:3-4