CategoryThe Human Spirit

Do You Know How to Exercise Your Spirit?

We know consistent physical exercise keeps our body fit and contributes to our overall well-being. And we also know mental exercise like reading and solving crossword puzzles helps our mind stay sharp. But did you know that as Christians, we need an additional kind of exercise? For a healthy Christian life, we need spiritual exercise. Our human spirit So what do we mean when we say spiritual...

5 Spiritual Exercises You Can Practice through Prayer

Prayer is an essential component for believers in Christ. We begin our Christian life by praying to receive the Lord Jesus as our Savior. We also grow in our Christian life by prayer. Praying to the Lord we love and who loves us is a top blessing for us believers. Certainly prayer in the Bible is a great matter. But could we be limiting our prayer life by our own concepts about what prayer is and...

How Knowing My Human Spirit Affected My Christian Life

We hope you enjoy this BfA staff member’s testimony about discovering her human spirit and how it affected her. The blog post “A Life-Changing Discovery: My Spirit” really touched me because what it talked about is exactly what I have experienced. Since I began to see in the Bible that I have a human spirit, and then to actually experience the Lord who lives there, my life has never been the same.

Our Spiritual Remedy: The Spirit as an All-Inclusive Dose

You’ve managed to pick up the nasty cold that’s going around. Sniffling, headachy, stuffed up, and feverish, you feel awful. Seeking relief, you drag yourself to the store to pick up one of those multi-symptom relief medications. After taking the first dose, you start to feel better. Nobody likes to be sick physically. But have you ever felt spiritually “sick”? You want to express Christ to...

What Does It Mean to Be Blessed by God?

We’ve all heard someone say, “I’ve been blessed by God,” usually in relation to success, health, family, wealth, or a job. We’ve even heard athletes say this after winning a big game. We all want to be under God’s blessing. The common understanding of what it means to be blessed by God is that He gives us good things. In this respect, we can say that God’s blessing is on everyone, believers and...

A Life-Changing Discovery: My Spirit

It’s interesting how we can read the Bible, even repeatedly, and miss something important. For example, we probably remember that the Bible mentions the Holy Spirit many times, but what about the human spirit? It may surprise you to know that the human spirit is mentioned scores of times in both the Old and New Testaments. To see the place our human spirit occupies in God’s purpose and in our...

The Spirit, Soul, and Body of Man [with infographic]

In a previous post, we discussed the particular way God created mankind for His purpose. We saw from the Word of God how every human being is composed of three parts: a spirit, a soul, and a body. Each of our three parts is necessary for fulfilling God’s purpose. But the most important, yet most hidden, part of our being is our human spirit. To realize from God’s Word our spirit’s importance in...

The Three Parts of Man—Spirit, Soul, and Body

We human beings are complicated. Every one of us is unique, with different backgrounds and personalities. But with respect to how God created us, we’re actually all the same. The Bible tells us in 1 Thessalonians 5:23 that we were all created with three basic parts: a spirit, a soul, and a body: “And the God of peace Himself sanctify you wholly, and may your spirit and soul and body...

What Does It Mean to Be Spiritual?

What comes to mind when we think of what it means to be a spiritual person? We may picture someone who’s a deep thinker, who doesn’t care for material things, or who speaks in a mystical way. Perhaps we picture someone who’s involved in humanitarian works. Maybe we picture someone who leaves society to live a holy life of prayer and service to God, or who reads the Bible often, or who exhibits...

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