By Sylvia Gunter & Arthur Burk
Being filled with the spirit means that God’s Spirit in you infuses and controls your human spirit, your soul, and your body. When your human spirit is controlled by His Holy Spirit and is dominant over your soul and your body, then your whole person is conformed to God’s intention for you. This is the key to attaining the maturity called for in Ephesians 4:13-15:
“…until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.”
God designed our human spirit to rule over the soul and the body. It does this best when it is deliberately enlarged and strengthened by truth--the nutrient that most powerfully transforms the spirit. Your spirit needs to know the truth about who you are and who your God is. Some of that truth is spoken by the Spirit of God directly to your spirit; some is received through deliberate nurture and blessing.
This book is a series of blessings designed to grow and mature your spirit. For 40 days, we explore legitimacy and identity from the Father's perspective. Then after we have seen ourselves from God's perspective, He invites us to see Him through 21 days of blessings flowing from the names of God. Finally there are several pages of verses that describe the range of functions and emotions of the human spirit. As you read these blessings to yourself and to others, you will experience an enlarging of your spirit that will enable it to bring your emotions and behaviors into conformity with the will of God. Just a few minutes per day will yield amazing benefits.