God is Spirit

God is Spirit
John 4:24
God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.

1 Corinthians 2:9-11

However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” — the things God has prepared for those who love him– these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.

Spirit is a very difficult subject for people to understand. A person who has feelings, desires, plans but no body that can be seen is a hard concept to deal with. It is like going into the desert and describing to a nomad what the ocean is like. Instead of being surrounded by sand you would be surrounded by water which is always moving.

Ecclesiastes 12:5-7
When people are afraid of heights and of dangers in the streets; when the almond tree blossoms and the grasshopper drags itself along and desire no longer is stirred. Then people go to their eternal home and mourners go about the streets. Remember him–before the silver cord is severed, and the golden bowl is broken; before the pitcher is shattered at the spring, and the wheel broken at the well, and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.

We have a hard time realizing that we ourselves are spirits that are simply dwelling within these physical bodies. When our bodies die we (our spirit) is released and returns to God who gave us the body.
Men cannot see spirit or measure it so then many will not believe it exists. They see the movement of leaves in the trees caused by the wind which they cannot see but because of the visual evidence of movement they can measure they believe in wind. Many see the complex designs found in nature but rather than attributing them to God, they claim that they occurred by random chance. I do not have enough faith to accept that answer.
The movement of the spirit within mankind they attribute to many other factors rather than to spirit. Since man lives in a physical body in a physical universe it is natural for man to desire to equate everything to a physical state. Spirit is alien to physical limitations or measurements.
Communion with God does not depend on external things because it takes place internally in the spiritual part of our being. Our spirit (dwelling within our bodies) speaks to God just as a child talks to their earthly father. Nothing can separate us from God’s love for us or stop our conversation with God or his with us.
Man measures success by the amount of physical possessions a man has (Job, wealth, land). God measures the blessings he gives man in terms of inner peace, contentment, satisfaction, meaning, purpose, loving and joyful relationships with other people who have eternal souls, as well as a meaningful relationship with Himself. Money cannot buy those things or satisfy anyone’s desire for them.


About chaplainchucks

I am an old Marine who has become a Chaplain. I love to write stories, poetry and to perform wedding ceremonies. I live in the mountains in Southern California but work near the beach. I also enjoy camping and cooking in my Dutch Ovens. I am a philosopher, gentleman, Renaissance man and great-grandfather. USMC 1976-1980 (Tank Battalion) US Army 1980-1988 (Military Intelligence) Minister license 1995
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