The Spirit Within

1 Corinthians 2:10 -11

…these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.

God is within each of us.  We do not have to search the world for God, we only have to look no further than our hearts. That is where God dwells within each and every individual.

Paul confirms this in the verses above.

The Spirit is not seen, heard, or touched and yet it exists in our hearts.  It has been there from the beginning.  It is given to us with the gift of life.  And even though it is not seen, heard, or touched, we know it’s there every minute of the day.  Unfortunately we don’t realize what it is, this piece of God within us.

The world clutters our heart and make us think there is no Spirit, no God.  So when we feel a need to search for God and the Spirit, we look outside.  We look to the world because our heart is full of the world.

But Paul writes how the Spirit, and therefore God, is found inside our hearts. It’s not just a piece of us, it is us, our very essence.  It’s the essence you drill down to when all the clutter and deception of the world is removed.

Verse 11 tells us, that only the individual will find or realize that God is within them.

For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him?

No one knows your thoughts but you, there are no mind readers.  Only you can comprehend God in your heart.  You do this by cleaning house and dealing with your essence, your Spirit.

In 1 Corinthians 3:16, Paul comes right out and tells us where God is found.

Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?

God, God’s Spirit, lives in each and every one of us.  The only way to find the Spirit of God that dwells inside, is to strip away all the worldly wants, desires, and thoughts.  Then you will find your essence and the true Spirit of God that lives within.

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