KEY SCRIPTURE: Rom 12:11 KJV” Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;”
Apostle Paul in his letter to the brethren in Rome gave the brethren a number of, very important practical counsel in Romans 12:9-21. Among the many words of wisdom, he gave them, he said the following in Romans 12:11 as follows: “Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;” The state of the Spirit of a child of God is a big determinant whether he would be successful in all his dealings in the physical and soulish realms. Man is a three-fold being. That is the spirit, soul and body.1Th 5:23 KJV” And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
The spirit of man is his means of relating with God. Prov 20:27 KJV “The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.” The state of a man’s spirit is what makes him either able to receive from God, resist the garbage of infirmities Satan tries to place on him. Prov 18:14 KJV “The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?” The word ‘sustain ‘, also means restrain, support or seize. This means an agile spirit will dominate the evil condition and over power it. The writer of the proverb added, but who shall bear a wounded spirit? Let’s also learn that our spirit is the only means to receive counsel, instruction from the Spirit of God. That is what give man an illumination from God to answer life matters. Job 32:8 KJV” But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.”
Knowing all that has been said above, one needs to have a very active spirit personality. Apostle Paul, through the agency of the Spirit counsels all children of God to maintain a very fervent spirit. Sadly, many children of God do not know that their spirit have gone dormant, or is very inactive. How do you know your spirit has gone asleep.
1.When your appetite to stay in the word of God is gone.
2. When prayer becomes a drag, and not bubbling from within.
3. When praising and worshipping the Lord, is almost lost from you.
4. When you love to read and enjoy posts on social media
5. When you would read and listen to preaching, but will not read and meditate on the bible.
6. When a sinful way has not been forsaken.
You need a fervent spirit now.
Heavenly father, stir in me a quickening of my spirit man. I cast away every practice or lifestyle that keeps me dull in the spirit. Father, I receive a fervent spirit now.
THOUGHT: NO FLIES SIT ON HOT STOVES
1Tim 4:8 KJV “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.”
Luke 9:29 KJV” And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.”