Topic: The Good Treasures In Your Spirit [Saturday, July 29th]
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.” “Belly” here is an expression for the innermost being. It means your heart or spirit: the core of your nature. The light of God is in your spirit, which is why after giving your life to Christ, you must consciously train and 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 and physical body alone; greater premium should be on educating your spirit. The highest potentials of the human nature are in the spirit. So you must consciously and deliberately study and meditate on the Word of God always, for your spirit to be enlightened; then you can bring out the best from within you.
The beauties, 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.” In Matthew 12:35, He said, “A good man out of the good treasure of the 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.
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, and live from inside out. Initiate prosperity and victory from within you, for they’re inherent in your spirit. God has deposited in your spirit everything you require for a life of glory and excellence. Search yourself; look within you and discover the treasures and potentials in you.
Dear Father, how I love you! I thank you for graciously filling my heart with your excellence and perfections. I’m yielded to your Word which helps me discover the treasures within; therefore, I saturate and affect my world with your goodness, kindness, love, beauty, and grace, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: || Matthew 13:44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. ||
|| 2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. ||
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Romans 4:1-25,
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Luke 11:45-54,