What Does It Mean to Be Spiritual?
True Christ-like spirituality is not easy to define, but its presence or absence can often be discerned. Oswald Sanders said "[Spirituality] is the power to change the atmosphere by one's presence, the unconscious influence that makes Christ and spiritual things real to others."
by A.W. Wilson
Not merely in the words you say,
Not only in your deeds confessed,
But in the most unconscious way
Is Christ expressed.
Is it a beatific smile,
A holy light upon your brow;
Oh no, I felt His Presence while
You laughed just now.
For me 'twas not the truth you taught
To you so clear, to me still dim
But when you came to me you brought
A sense of Him.
And from your eyes He beckons me,
And from your heart His love is shed,
Till I lost sight of you and see
The Christ instead.
Please, Jesus, may Your beauty be seen in me.
"...you who are spiritual-who are responsive to and controlled by the Spirit" (Galatians 6:1 Amp.).
Memory Verse for January
"The LORD will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail" (Isaiah 58:11).