Topic: A Premium On The Spirit [Thursday, July 27th]
For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come (1 Timothy 4:8).*_
Some people claim to be making progress spiritually, yet their lives are full of ups and downs. “My spiritual life is okay, but I have problems in my business,” some may say. This ought not to be. God expects us to make spiritual progress always. He expects us to grow. If you can make spiritual progress, progress in every other area of your life is absolutely assured, because the spiritual controls the physical.
Your spiritual life means much more than prayer, Bible study, winning souls, or going to church. Galatians 5:25 says, _*“If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.”*_ To walk in the Spirit means that everything you do: thinking, talking, seeing, eating and so on, must be from the light of His Word. As you continually place your health, family, business, and finances under the light of God, God’s Word will give total balance, and your life will be a declaration of the whole counsel of God.
Ensure to always give your spiritual life the priority it deserves. If your physical life is wonderful and you’ve achieved material and emotional success without giving attention to your spiritual walk, it won’t take too long before those areas are jeopardized. Remember, you’re not a physical being, but primarily a spirit being. Therefore, if your spiritual life isn’t together, you’ll have problems in all other areas sooner or later. But once it is working out well, it will produce the life that’s needed in every other thing about you.
*Dear Father, I thank you, for as I meditate on the Word, I’m changed, from glory to glory. I make progress in every area of my life: in my health, finances, business and academics; I make progress spiritually, in the Name of the Lord Jesus. Amen.*
*FURTHER STUDY:* *||* *1 Timothy 4:7-8* But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself [rather] unto godliness. 8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. *||*
*||* *Galatians 5:16* [This] I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. *||*
*DAILY SCRIPTURE READING*
*1-Year Bible Reading Plan:* Romans 2:1-29,
*2-Year Bible Reading Plan:* Luke 11:27-36,