In the Center

Romans 7:22 For I joyfully concur with the law of God in the inner man, 23 but I see a different law in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin which is in my members.   NASB

At the center of my being is the inner man and moving outward are my members.  Your Spiritual heart is where this inner man is located and it is where you are connected with FATHER.  This is where the forces of life come forth.  The term “mind” is used to express many facets but we must not assign this term only to the brain.  This Greek term is defined as:

  1. the mind, comprising alike the faculties of perceiving and understanding and those of feeling, judging, determining

    1. the intellectual faculty, the understanding

    2. reason in the narrower sense, as the capacity for spiritual truth, the higher powers of the soul, the faculty of perceiving divine things, of recognizing goodness and of hating evil

    3. the power of considering and judging soberly, calmly and impartially

  2. a particular mode of thinking and judging, i.e thoughts, feelings, purposes, desires

Your Spiritual mind can discern good and evil and must be developed accordingly.  As we set aside human logic and meditate on HIS Word, our Spiritual mind grows and we are open to hearing HIS Word to us.  We must develop this Spiritual mind by reading and meditating on HIS Word in a consistent manner.  When Joshua came into the fullness of his calling, FATHER gave him specific instructions:

Joshua 1:7 “Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go.

8 This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.

9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

We must not be “void” of HIS Word but should also meditate on it day and night.  Don’t read other materials at the expense of HIS Word.  Don’t replace HIS Word with men’s opinions of HIS Word.  Are you feeling Spiritually weak?  Read the words Jesus spoke in the Gospels.  Are you feeling like your Love is lacking?  Read the Gospel of John and the three Epistles.  Read 1 Corinthians chapter 13.  Plant good seed and you will yield good fruit.

The inner man is highly protected from misuse.  The power connection with FATHER is not one than can be circumvented by the flesh and be used for lawless means.  The Word cleanses and purifies us and we must let it do its job.  Joshua was given the key to prosperity and success as he was about to enter the Promised Land.  That key will work for each of us in the coming days, weeks, and months ahead.  We need to be ever aware of the connection found in the inner man and nurture that connection so that the Spiritual flow will come forth without hindrance.  Let forgiveness prevail in your life so that the flow is not blocked.  Let go of the tendency to judge others.  We must get the beam out of our own eye.  Do not be moved by the lawlessness for FATHER will balance the scales soon enough.  Focus on your own “center” and let the flow of THE SPIRIT increase in your life.  You are the only one who can affect that flow for it cannot be controlled or accessed by anyone else.

Proverbs 4:23  Watch over your heart with all diligence,
For from it flow the springs of life.

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