Years ago I decided to read at least one book in a week. I was able to keep up with this, until after the birth of my baby. Even now, I struggle to finish one book in a month because I’m either spending time with my baby, doing house chores, or just too tired for anything.
While reading I like to take notes, mostly of sentences and quotes that fascinate me. Recently I decided to begin a book review on this blog, so at the end of every month I will share with you some lessons from one book. I imagine that this will motivate me to keep reading, as well as educate my readers and subscribers.
Here are some lessons from this wonderful Spirit filled book; School of the Spirit by Robert Liardon.
- Jesus never intended for His followers to live weak, wimpy, powerless lives. His word tells us clearly how to walk in the Spirit and be led by the Spirit on a daily basis.
- Jesus, our headmaster in the school of the Spirit, is ringing the bell, calling all who desire more of Him to come and learn. Will you take the challenge?
- The decision to enroll in the school of the Spirit really comes down to a choice. When you choose to walk with God, that alerts Him that someone has made a step towards Him. But if you wait for God to come to you, you might be disappointed for a long while because He doesn’t know if you want Him. You have to tell Him you want Him.
- In order to maintain your life in the Spirit, you have to understand that sin does not pay. Spiritual things cannot go hand in hand with sin. Sin and glory do not mix.
- If you are not growing in the Spirit, you’re sliding backwards. There is no neutral ground. You are always going up or down in the world of the Spirit.
- Joseph and Samson (Genesis 37 and 39) started their lives in very much the same way. Both were called of God, both were anointed of God, and both were known of God….one man developed his spirit and the other did very little of that.
- The steps to building a strong spirit are twofold and amazingly simplistic. But if you do these two things, you will build a strong spirit in your inner man; “Eat” the Word of God. You develop a strong Spirit by putting the words of a strong God into your being. It doesn’t happen automatically; whatever degree you go into the word will be the degree that the word provides you with strength and understanding. Spend time in God’s word. It may be dry at first, but it’s priming the pump of the word. His word is light, life, health and strength. Psalms 119:11. Develop a consistent prayer life. Allow time in your life to commune with God. Make sure you pray not only in English, but also in tongues as well- 1 Corinthians 14:4.
- If you don’t tell your body what to do, it will keep you from building a strong spirit and living a productive life for the kingdom of God.
- God never has a plan B- you’re the one who usually has to have a plan B. When you live by faith and by the Spirit of God, you don’t have to worry about plan B. God’s best- His perfect plan A will be fulfilled in your life.
- If you want to be supernatural, learn to be led. I’m not against ministry from other people, but I’m also not dependent upon them. I can hear God for myself. You can do that too. Proverbs 20:27, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-23.
- You can learn to be led by the Holy Spirit whether you have been a Christian for two months or twenty years. The first requirement is spiritual hunger. You may be able to fake spirituality at church, but you can’t fool God. He knows if you’re hungry or not. And that hunger makes all the difference. Matthew 5:6
- Spirit life is a command; it’s not a suggestion. The Bible doesn’t say, “if you decide to walk in the Spirit, you won’t fulfill the lusts of the flesh.” It says, “walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh,” Galatians 5:16
- Spirit life is not something you put on and take off like clothing. Nor is it living in a bubble away from the real world. Life in the Spirit is an everyday adventure that gives you the power, the protection and the authority to go to the corrupt world as Noah did and preach what God is saying to this generation.
God bless you!