I hope you have enjoyed reading this series of articles about The Spirit as much as I have enjoyed writing them. I have certainly learned much, and I trust that you have, too.
We have covered a lot of territory, including what Spirit is and what It isn’t.
Let’s pay more attention to the Spirit. As we do, let’s include these facets, and focus intently:
- How the Spirit can be advantageous to us
- What role meditation plays in Spirit
- How we can develop the habit of Spirit
- How we can practically apply Spirit in our lives
- And the best ways to measure our growth in Spirit
Spirit is a part of our overall beings; it constitutes a vital part of our minds, along with our emotions and intellect. Spirit is truly what makes life fun and worth living.
As with anything else in life, it is important for us to weigh what we put into our Spirit and how we develop It. Be guarded and proactive in putting only the best thoughts, beliefs, expectations, and attitudes into your Spirit, especially if you want the best results from your life.
As you read, study, meet new people, and undergo new or recurrent experiences, take time to examine the results you get. You may want to inquire:
- Are these the results you want?
- Does a particular result help you and those around you?
- Is God pleased?
If your answers are less than what you may desire, choose to make course corrections to get back on track. However, if you are satisfied with the results, be grateful and then move forward to other challenges and decisions.
I cannot stress enough the importance of recording (journaling) your findings as you grow. The entries you make into your journal should help you and encourage you as you read back over your life, and they should also benefit others who look at your life in the future.
Sooner or later your life will end. You will “shuffle off this mortal coil …” (Shakespeare’s Hamlet, 1602) and move on to the next phase of your existence. I would hope that you would want your life to be one that was well-lived, which possessed relevance and meaning. Incorporating Spirit in a wise way and a certain method for doing just that.
God speed as you move forward from here.