The first Fellowship Night of the year was soooo amazing!!! I learned that I was created with a body, a soul, AND a human spirit (1 Thessalonians 5:23)! God created us with a spirit so that we could use it to contact Him. Just as babies are initially discovering where and what their own hands are, we as believers can also practice finding and using our spirit. Just as babies learn to use their hands to punch, pull, and grab, we also can learn to use our spirit to contact God in whatever situation we’re in! Our ability to contact God and worship Him in spirit (John 4:24) is completely independent of our anxieties, our emotions, and our feelings—we have a God-created organ that we can use at any time to be in touch with God! This is such a wonderful fact! And we can practice this for the rest of this semester. The easiest way to use our spirit? It’s to simply call upon the name of the Lord!”
This week in Bible Studies we continued 1 Corinthians 2:1-16. Our group revisited the themes and topics covered in chapter 1 of our God’s wisdom, and proceeded to discuss the importance of being spiritual. In our discussion, we covered the three different types of men, simply put, the “fleshy,” “soulish,” and “spiritual” men. For me personally, it was interesting to discuss the differences of these three types of characteristics, especially since I had always thought of a soulish man to be similar to a spiritual man. Throughout the discussion I discovered that a soulish person is not necessary a “bad” trait to have, but if a man is not spiritual, then he “does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God...and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through Spirit” (1 Corinthians 2:14). This was an eye opener for me, as I began to comprehend that if one does not open up their spirit to God, then that person is less likely to have a close connection with God, and struggle to receive God’s wisdom.