A Strong Spirit
Pastor David Crammer • Sunday December 5, 2021
Proverbs 4:20–23 NKJV
My son, give attention to my words;
Incline your ear to my sayings.
21 Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart;
22 For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh.
23 Keep your heart with all diligence,
For out of it spring the issues of life.
1. STRENGTH INSIDE & OUT
Proverbs 18:14 NKJV
The spirit of a man will sustain him in sickness, But who can bear a broken spirit?
Proverbs 18:14 AMPC
The strong spirit of a man sustains him in bodily pain or trouble, but a weak and broken spirit who can raise up or bear?
Proverbs 4:23 NKJV
23 Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.
Proverbs 4:23 AMPC
Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.
2. DEVELOP A STRONG SPIRIT
1 Timothy 4:6 NKJV
If you instruct the brethren in these things, you will be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished in the words of faith and of the good doctrine which you have carefully followed. 7 But reject profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise yourself toward godliness.
8 For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.
HERE’S HOW YOU GET STRONG SPIRITUALLY
It’s the same way we do it in our body. • Eating
Luke 4:4 NKJV
But Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’
John 6:63 NKJV
It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.
EXERCISE YOUR SPIRIT
How do you exercise you spirit.
– One of the best way to exercise spiritually is by confessing the Word.
– Speaking in Tongues is a good spiritual exercise. “But you, beloved, building yourselves
up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit” (Jude 20 NKJV)
- Praise & Worship.
- Every time your use your faith you are exercising your spirit.
- Walking in Love.
- Walking in the Fruit of the Spirit.
3. STOP THE DRAINS
Joel 3:10b NKJV
Let the weak say, ‘I am strong.’
Psalm 18:32 NKJV
It is God who arms me with strength, And makes my way perfect.
Psalm 27:1 NKJV
The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm 29:11 AMPC
The Lord will give [unyielding and impenetrable] strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people