The Word: 1 Corinthians 2: 9 – 10 (KJV)
9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 10But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
1 Corinthians 2: 11 – 12 (KJV)
11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
Think about it
THE ART OF SENSITIVITY….
We ‘ve been studying the 7 characteristics of living things: Respiration, Nutrition, Excretion, Sensitivity, Movement, Growth, Reproduction. Let’s move to the art of sensitivity today.
What Is sensitivity?
To be sensitive is to detect and respond quickly to external influence, stimulus and changes.
Being alert and conscious is an healthy thing. Being sick or comatose is a sign that all is not well. Sound health goes with alertness. Poor health goes with unconsciousness. There is physical, mental and spiritual alertness. Physical alertness goes with an healthy body, mental alertness goes with a sound mind, spiritual alertness goes with a vibrant, strong spirit. An unbeliever is dead to, (disconnected from) God. They need to be born again. When we become born again, our spirit becomes alive (reconnected to God). We are tuned in to God’s frequency and are in position to receive continuous instructions and be led of God. There are levels of sensitivity just like there are levels of wifi or mobile phone network reception. Prayers and fasting heighten and sharpen our sensitivity. The more we can discipline and deny our body of earthly pleasures, the more alert our spirit becomes. Because the body is opposite to the spirit. Sensitivity has a lot of advantages in that we are not only led of God but we can avoid danger and costly mistakes. As believers, our spirit can be sometimes bogged down and heavy. The simple way to deal with that is embark on some fasting and prayer. The level and duration of fasting will be a function of how insensitive your spirit has become. Atimes prolonged or dry fasting may be needed to restore the required level of sensitivity. The open question is: How alert is your spirit?
Our memory verse for February
2 Peter 3: 18
18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
Let’s take a few moment to learn our memory verse for this month by heart. It can be memorised in 3 lines:
Line 1: But Grow in grace,
Line 2: And in the knowledge of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ.
Line 3: To him be glory both now and for forever.
Once you say it a few times it will stick.
Prayer focus: Father help my spirit to become sensitive to your leading…. IJN.
On Grace: God’s lavish Grace – Terry Virgo
Masterlife Workbook: The Church is embarking on weeks of discipleship workbook study starting with the Masterlife: Disciple’s cross.