Spiritual Audit

Have you returned to your first Love?  Each of us should do a Spiritual audit and critically assess our walk.  Are we easily distracted by the world’s offerings?  Are we glued to the news happening around the world much of it will have little or no effect on your life today?  Are we simply fact seekers which contain no revelation?  These pursuits keep us from removing the limitations which must be overcome if we are to walk according to our purpose.  Our limitations are what we don’t know or understand and that will prevent us from being fully led by The Holy Spirit.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Ephesians 1:

1 Dear friends,

My name is Paul, and I was chosen by God to be an apostle of Jesus, the Messiah. 2 I’m writing this letter to all the devoted believers who have been made holy by being one with Jesus, the Anointed One.

May God himself, the heavenly Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, release grace over you and impart total well-being into your lives.

3 Every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realm has already been lavished upon us as a love gift from our wonderful heavenly Father, the Father of our Lord Jesus—all because he sees us wrapped into Christ. This is why we celebrate him with all our hearts!

4 And he chose us to be his very own, joining us to himself even before he laid the foundation of the universe! Because of his great love, he ordained us, so that we would be seen as holy in his eyes with an unstained innocence.

5–6 For it was always in his perfect plan to adopt us as his delightful children, through our union with Jesus, the Anointed One, so that his tremendous love that cascades over us would glorify his grace—for the same love he has for his Beloved One, Jesus, he has for us. And this unfolding plan brings him great pleasure!

We are HIS unfolding plan and if we have lost our passion we will restrict our ability to walk as partakers in HIS Divine Nature.  We need not beg for blessings and prosperity, FATHER has ordained us to walk in it.  HE provided The Way if we will only respond and diligently seek HIM.  Are we giving HIM our best or are we giving HIM the “leftovers” of our day?

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Ephesians 2:

4 But God still loved us with such great love. He is so rich in compassion and mercy. 5 Even when we were dead and doomed in our many sins, he united us into the very life of Christ and saved us by his wonderful grace! 6 He raised us up with Christ the exalted One, and we ascended with him into the glorious perfection and authority of the heavenly realm, for we are now co-seated as one with Christ!

7 Throughout the coming ages we will be the visible display of the infinite, limitless riches of his grace and kindness, which was showered upon us in Jesus Christ. 8 For it was only through this wonderful grace that we believed in him. Nothing we did could ever earn this salvation, for it was the gracious gift from God that brought us to Christ! 9 So no one will ever be able to boast, for salvation is never a reward for good works or human striving.

10 We have become his poetry, a re-created people that will fulfill the destiny he has given each of us, for we are joined to Jesus, the Anointed One. Even before we were born, God planned in advance our destiny and the good works we would do to fulfill it!

We have a destiny to fulfill so why delay it?  People are in need of our good works so let us be the expression of FATHER’S Love toward them so they too will come to realize they have a destiny to fulfill as well.  The only way we can be in unity is by being led by The Holy Spirit.  Otherwise, men will bring forth division due to self interest.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Romans chapter 8:

26 And in a similar way, the Holy Spirit takes hold of us in our human frailty to empower us in our weakness. For example, at times we don’t even know how to pray, or know the best things to ask for. But the Holy Spirit rises up within us to super-intercede on our behalf, pleading to God with emotional sighs too deep for words.

27 God, the searcher of the heart, knows fully our longings, yet he also understands the desires of the Spirit, because the Holy Spirit passionately pleads before God for us, his holy ones, in perfect harmony with God’s plan and our destiny.

FATHER wants us to be in perfect harmony with HIS Divine Intent.  What better way to live!  HE knows our future and we are to bring it forth into the “now”.  You and I are called to change history for we are to be HIS instruments on earth to evoke change.

Paul also wrote by The Holy Spirit in 2nd Timothy chapter 2:

23 Stay away from all the foolish arguments of the immature, for these disputes will only generate more conflict. 24 For a true servant of our Lord Jesus will not be argumentative but gentle toward all and skilled in helping others see the truth, having great patience toward the immature. 25 Then with meekness you’ll be able to carefully enlighten those who argue with you so they can see God’s gracious gift of repentance and be brought to the truth. 26 This will cause them to rediscover themselves and escape from the snare of Satan who caught them in his trap so that they would carry out his purposes.

There are many immature believers who oppose themselves as they seek to argue their position which arises out of their soulish understanding.  We are called to be gentle and skilled with them and this is accomplished by speaking what we hear The Holy Spirit is saying.  There is no argument when we have the Absolute Truth from Above and conveyed to us by The Holy Spirit.

Let me encourage you to do frequent Spiritual audits to assess if there are any areas needing focus.  I reflect on my encounters with others and make course corrections so that I don’t veer off the path known as The Way.  It’s called being sensitive to The Holy Spirit and purposing to speak His Words and not my own.

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