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Spiritual Anatomy 101
Our spiritual bodies consist of our eyes, the windows of the spirit, our tongue, which speaks the truth of who we are and what we believe, our hearts, where our truth, emotion, and passion reside, and our mind, which is the processing center of our spiritual bodies.
Phillipians 4:8, The Message Bible
God's heart speaks directly to our hearts and encourages us to action, but sometimes our hearts can be hard, and we can miss what God is telling us.
The mind receives input from the spiritual eyes and sends it to the heart to speak to God about what we feel about what we have seen, and then the heart hears from God, how God feels about the information. The heart then sends its feelings to the mind, for the body to decide what to do. The mind formulates a plan while listening to the heart, that is listening to God.
This only works correctly if we feed the mind good and true information, just as our physical bodies work better when we feed them good and nutritious food.
"Fill your minds and meditate on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, and gracious - the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly, things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard, and saw, and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into His most excellent harmonies."
Some people are just full of themselves. It is when they are praised that their true colors shine forth as they toot their own horn and strive to make themselves the center of attention for as long as possible.
The problem with this kind of attitude is that it takes their focus off of the One responsible for the gifts and talents that made their praise worthy accomplishment possible in the first place.
When we accomplish great things, we must remember to give God, from whom all good things come, the glory.