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Spiritually Hungry – Filling your Lamp

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Spiritually Hungry – Filling your Lamp

Author: Rachel

My passion is cultivating a deep relationship with God and helping others to do the same. I LOVE sharing with others insights that God has taught me and hearing what God has taught them... thus my blog, Stirring the Deep. My focus is on a relationship, not a religion. Life is in the relationship. I believe in a balance and unity of body, mind and spirit. I feel it's important to nurture all three for they all affect each other. I try to live in the present, where the Holy Spirit is. And I try to do all with the motive of love. I've come to believe life is a journey and not a destination. It isn't about perfection, is it about growth.

13 thoughts on “Spiritually Hungry – Filling your Lamp

  1. The Beautiful Appearance of a Rose
    filling the oil, scenting the oil
    and coloring the oil;
    preparing it for anointing,
    and holding it, not sharing it
    or sparing it; more secretive than opiate.

  2. Another great one . . .and I got to listen again! yay! 🙂 I love how you used the lamp and the oil to illustrate His Spirit in us. Thank you for listening and using the gifts He gives you for Him! And us!

    • Hi Debbie – I’m finding illustrations are so helpful in understanding spiritual truths – suppose why the Bible is one illustration after another. 🙂

  3. Rachel.. a lovely encouraging word! It’s IS all about relationship..not performance or duty.
    Blessings from Australia!
    martin

    • Hi Martin – It is all about relationship .. and when you are in a true and real relationship with God, you obey His commands because He is in you and you love Him.

  4. Hi Rachel,

    Please what is the difference between the spirit, the soul, the brain? When does a person become a spirit? Is it right at conception? And what about people with brain injuries where it seems the ‘soul’ is damaged? Is the brain the soul then? Wondering if you can give me insights on this…

    • Hi Anonymous – you asked a deep question that many have pondered over centuries … I’ll pray about it and seek for a straightforward way to explain what God has taught me thus far on my journey.

    • Hi Anonymous,

      These are just my thoughts …. I encourage you to seek answers from God. It’s on your mind for a reason. Only God can truly teach us THE truth so it becomes ours and we deeply understand. Others can only confirm or reframe what we’ve been taught by Him to enhance understanding.

      Please what is the difference between the spirit, the soul, the brain?

      From what I’ve learned here are some of my thoughts of course I’m still learning (such a fascinating topic) …

      The soul is the expression and consummation of the unique creation we are. The brain or mind is a creative force in structuring the soul. The spirit powers the creation process. Change the spirit and the mind changes and thus the soul.

      Imagine a house .. the soul is the house, the mind fills the house, the spirit is the instruction and designing force that empowers/directs the mind. The type of spirit determines the output of the mind and thus the expression of the soul.

      There are two categories of spirits … that which is of God and that which is not. 1 John 5:19, 2 Peter 1:4 God is life, only His spirit produces life. Any other spirit not of God is corrupted and produces death because it is severed from the life source and truth. 1 John 3:9

      The soul is the unique expression of our self in all that it is … it is either governed by our self-will (spiritually dead) or God’s spirit in us (spiritually alive).

      When does a person become a spirit? Is it right at conception?

      These verses explain when a person becomes a living spirit, a spirit of God … those without the spirit of God are considered spiritually dead because that is the end of a corrupted spirit detached from the life force/source.

      John 3:5-8 Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

      And what about people with brain injuries where it seems the ‘soul’ is damaged? Is the brain the soul then?

      If the creative force, mind, is altered it will affect how the soul is formed. How that the soul is affected depends on how the brain was altered.

      1 Corin 15:44-46 It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual.

  5. …seek first the kingdom and His righteousness indeed :]
    You’ve said the truth and nothing but the truth concerning how we as believers can often neglect the significant heart-to-heart, one-on-one, daily relationship we are to walk with the Father.

    • Hi Christian – it is often overlooked. Tthere is a strong disconnect in many between the words spoken and the lives led – it’s our faith lived out that speaks our truth.

  6. Thank you for your response to my question, Rachel. God bless you and give you more insights into his word. Your posts are always refreshing, and confirming…God bless you.

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