God is a Spirit. Jesus said, “From now on, worshiping the Father will not be a matter of the right place but with a right heart. For God is a Spirit, and he longs to have sincere worshipers who adore him in the realm of the Spirit and in truth.” – John 4:24. Therefore, our interactions with Him will also be in the realm of the spirit.
You are a spirit. Scripture reveals, “may your entire being—spirit, soul, and body—be kept completely flawless in the appearing of our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One.” I like to say, “the core of who you are is a spirit, you have a soul (mind, will and emotions) and you live in a body.”
Now that we have established that God is a Spirit and you are a spirit, a question to ponder is: what does God look like and what do you look like? The apostle Paul wrote that “Christ is the visible image of the invisible God.” – Colossians 1:15. Jesus said, “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father!” – John 14:9. God looks like Jesus Christ in his actions, words, attitudes, and motives.
But what do you look like? You know what the outside of yourself looks like, but what do you look like in the heart or the spirit realm? “… the Lord said to Samuel, “the Lord does not look at the things man looks at. A man looks at the outside of a person, but the Lord looks at the heart.” – 1 Samuel 16:7. It is vital to find the answer to that question, for it affects your whole life. It affects how you interact with God, with others and even with yourself. It will even affect how you interact with the devil and his attacks against you.
The best place to find the answer to both of the preceding questions is the Bible. Jesus said, “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” – John 3:6. When you are born again through faith in the completed work of Christ, your spirit is transformed into a new creation. “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! .... For God made the only one who did not know sin to become sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God through our union with him.” – 2 Corinthians 5:17,21.
God sees you as the righteousness of God through your union with Him. You should see yourself the same way. If God is focused on who you are in the spirit, you should be focused on who you are in the spirit. Many Christians are defeated in life because of failing to see themselves the way God does, and failing to see all that God has blessed them with in the spirit realm.
Once you embrace these spiritual realities, you can exercise your faith and see them become realities in the visible, physical realm. As Christ is the visible image of the invisible God, you will begin to manifest these invisible spiritual realities into the visible, physical realm. You will experience transformation from the inside out.
“Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes.” – Romans 12:2 - By David Cannon