True Spirituality

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Spirituality has become a title of a section within the public library, but without God at the center of a spiritual experience, it is counter to life in the Spirit. True Spirituality has to do with recognizing our soul and spirit, and who it is in relation to God. Though physical attributes may result from this inner union with the Holy Spirit, the nature of what is seen will be an effect of that which is not seen. Currently Google defines spirituality as, "the quality of being concerned with the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things." I find this definition of the word reflects the meaning of spirituality in general but lacks depth as to define what true spirituality is. Spirituality to me is giving over of…show more content…
Second Peter chapter two, outlines qualities to help identify false teachers/believers. One may also reflect on these ideas to gauge our own walk in the truth. Peter brings up that false believers will have a different message than Christ in private (2:1). This may be someone who praises God’s word in public, but then privately tells you something contrary to Scripture. A person communing with God’s Spirit will appeal to you from a scriptural foundation and not depart, not relying on pride, lust, or fear to encourage another…show more content…
Truly spiritual believers will can be tougher to discern in some cases, as we are all flawed- but false believers will stay in bondage to a sin, while promising to lead others to freedom (2:10-19). It is not that Scripture spoken from a donkey (Numbers 22:28) or by Satin (Matthew 4:1-11) is not God’s word, but the vessel utilized does not have to be for God, to be utilized by a sovereign God. One should doubt the true spirituality of a person who is active in addiction, as to any given over continually to the lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh, or the pride of life (1 John 2:16). Of most importance in recognizing true Spirituality is identifying the fruit of the Spirit consistently produced through a person’s life. Peter says of the false believer, “These people are as useless as dried-up springs or as mist blown away by the wind. They are doomed to blackest darkness.” 2 Peter 2:17 (NLT). Over time the truly spiritual will continually exhibit fruit of the Spirit of God (Galatians 5:22-23). Of most importance those who are truly spiritual will do so when it personally costs them, or when they suffer (Philippians 3:10, 1 Peter 2:20, Matthew

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