About This Episode:

Do you want personal revival? Then, feed your spirit! Paul refers to the spirit, the soul, and the body (1 Thessalonians 5:23). A born-again Christian has a born-again spirit that is hungry for God and is filled with the Holy Spirit. You are supposed to be operating by the Spirit, which sends communications to your soul—your mind, your will, your emotions—and then to your body. The problem is that people neglect to feed their spirit. You need revival!

The Symptoms:

What does it mean to “starve” your spirit?

  • Not going to church.
  • Neglecting to prioritize the spirit.
  • Not able to hear God’s voice.
  • Losing interest in anything to do with God.

How do you know your spirit is starved?

Your soul starts to show symptoms. The soul stops responding to the spirit, which leads to the mind (as part of the body) imagining things that are not true. Your thoughts about your relationships, other people, and the world around you become messed up. Then will becomes weak like it was before you received salvation. That’s when your emotions take over. Your feelings begin to lead your life.

The Solution:

Walk by the Spirit,” Paul tells us (Galatians 5:16). We are not okay if we’re soul-powered instead of Spirit-powered. It’s not too late to be revived and re-cultivate your appetite for the things of God—the things of the Spirit. Open your Bible. Learn His Word. Start praying again and believing. Return to church.

If you start feeding your spirit, then your spirit will take over.  Your soul, body, mind, and emotions will fall into line. Soon you will be a Spirit being walking by the Spirit once again.

Further Bible Reading:

Galatians 5:16-17 (NIV)

16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 
17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. 
  • Are there any signs/symptoms of spiritual starvation in your life?
  • Do your emotions control your thoughts and make your decisions?
  • How do you currently feed your spirit, and how do you plan to feed your spirit more?
  • Are you in step or out of step with the Spirit?
  • ACTION: Take this week (and your whole life) to feed your spirit and develop your appetite for the things of God.
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Quotes to Remember:
04:00     The symptoms of a starving spirit show up in the soul.
06:00     Your feelings and emotions are leading your life—rather than faith, the Word of God, and the Spirit of God. 
06:26     If your spirit’s not born again, then the Spirit’s not operating. You’re just left with the operation of the soul and the body.
09:10     The power of the soul was all they had. Spiritually they began to dry up, falter, and starve. You can change your appetite and get back into the Spirit.
12:33     …until you’re a spirit creature walking by the Spirit once again. You’ve experienced a personal revival.  
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