Healing Your Spirit

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‘God is spirit and his worshipers must worship in spirit and truth’ John 4:24

We are made of spirit, soul (mind, will, and emotions), and body. Made in the image of God who himself is three parts; spirit which is the Holy Spirit, Body which is Jesus, and soul which is God the Father. They are separate yet one.

I’ve discovered each of these parts of us needs to be considered so that we may be restored to wholeness.  We all have a spirit, when we accept Jesus as our Lord, our spirit is born again. This means it’s regenerated and made new as we are filled with God’s Holy Spirit. Our spirit in itself does not need healing; it’s righteous in the sight of God. This aspect of ourselves is now pure and in right relationship with God. The position of being born again is the start of the transformation process the Lord wants to take every believer on. It’s the start of a new identity; as a daughter of God, we become loved, accepted, and valued just as we are.

‘ For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, Abba! Father! The spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Chrsit, if indeed we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him. But when the fullness of time came, God sent forth His son, born of a woman, born under the law, so that He might redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. Because you are sons, God has sent forth the spirit of His son into our hearts, crying, Abba! Father!’ Romans 8:4-6

Our spirit doesn’t need healing, what does that mean? Our spirit doesn’t need healing but the way we see ourselves does. At the time of being born again, you become a daughter, connected to God. No longer are you separated or detached from the love of God. You are now loved and accepted by God no matter what you do. He will never take His spirit back because you made a mistake or messed up. It’s your forever. I believe this is the foundation of healing, knowing who you are in Christ, knowing what it means to be a daughter not a slave or a rules keeper or an outsider but a DAUGHTER!

At my core I felt worthless throughout my life, it didn’t matter if I succeeded for that day, tomorrow I might fail, and so I strived every day to try and out run this feeling of not being good enough. It wasn’t until I started to study theology that I realised I don’t need to be striving to be good enough; I am good enough simply because I’m God’s daughter. He created me for a purpose and He loves me no matter how many times I get things right or wrong. For the first time in my life I feel fully accepted, more than that, I am fully loved! I can only go and face the pain in my life from this mindset. If I go into recovery thinking I will never be good enough, I’ll crumble and give up.  I must start the healing journey knowing I’m worth healing, I have a purpose, AND I have the power of God within me!

 Here are three practical things you can do to connect your spirit to God’s spirit and keep you connected to His peace, joy, and love.

Leading a lifestyle of prayer and worship; being in constant dialogue with

the Holy Spirit.

God cantered meditation or soaking.

Reading the word of God.

You might be already doing these things, I know I used to read my bible to get a bible study done and not really listen to what God wanted to tell me. Now I take my time, asking the Holy Spirit what it is He wants to show me.  I also used to schedule my prayer and only prayed about specific things on my list! I’ve realised prayer is connecting with my Father, it’s personal, intimate, and doesn’t need to be ticked off a list. It can be an all day conversation, back and forth.

I started meditation when I first became a Christian because I suffered from anxiety, my therapist recommended it, and so I gave it a go. What I didn’t realise at the time was I was connecting spirit to spirit with God. I would always focus on Jesus or a scripture that was peaceful to me and instantly I would be enveloped by peace. It was awesome! When I recovered from anxiety, I stopped meditating. I didn’t realise how tense my muscles where until I started again! I was re-introduced to meditation at college; we start our day with an encounter session, suddenly I found a whole new way to hear and see God. I highly recommend whacking a worship CD on, sitting in God’s presence, breathing in His peace. You can meditate on scripture or you can just soak in His presence, you will start to feel the tension of life melt away.

We may not need to heal our spirit, but we do need to use it to connect with God and our identity. Healing the spirit is our first part of a three part series; next week will be healing your soul. If you’re in our community, you will receive it in your newsletter!

Much love,

















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