Divine Inspiration
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer on March 6th, 2017

Inspiration.... we may not always  be able to say when it will come, but I think we all know what inspiration does - it moves us to action.

It is a catalyst. It lights a fire. It's an "ah-ha" moment. It's the light bulb over the head.

​Inspiration motivates. It spurs us to do.

​I can always tell when inspiration has struck one of the grand-boys -- his eyes widen, his eyebrows arch, and then he says, "Nana, watch this!".  Oh- no 

Now divine inspiration is of a different sort. Look how it is defined in the King James Dictionary:

The infusion of ideas into the mind by the Holy Spirit; the conveying into the minds of men, ideas, notices or monitions by extraordinary or supernatural influence; or the communication of the divine will to the understanding by suggestions or impressions on the mind, which leave no room to doubt the reality of their supernatural origin.

Oh I love the word infusion used here....
  1. to penetrate
  2. to instill
  3. to inspire
  4. to steep or soak in
  5. ​to pour in

This is how the scriptures were written from the pens of many men but the heart of the one God.

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
​2 Timothy 3:16 KJV
I believe this type of inspiration is available to us today also.

​Now not in the sense of the authors of the Bible, it is written, it is whole, it is complete. No, the Holy Spirit will not inspire us to add to the writings of the Holy Bible.

​But, as believers and children of God, the Holy Spirit does pour in to us and inspire us to action.

and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, with intelligence, with knowledge, and with all craftsmanship,
​Exodus 35:31 ESV

And the disciples were continually filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.
​Acts 13:52

​We are also told in Galatians 5 of the Fruit of The Spirit, the outward expression of the inward dwelling of the Holy Spirit. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control are all the physical result of the Holy Spirit infusion into our lives.

​If we stay in step with the Spirit, this infusion into our lives will inspire us into action!
the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control;​.... If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.
​Galatians 2:22-23a, 25

​So I have a challenge for all of us this week... to let our souls be inspired.

To be more in step with the Holy Spirit's prompting and be aware of the moments when we have the divinely inspired opportunities to love others, to be joyful, to bring peace, to exercise patience, to extend kindness, to live out goodness, to remain faithful, to respond with gentleness and to exercise self-control.

Inspire Someone with Kindness

​One way we can inspire others is through a simple act of kindness. Share a word of encouragement with someone. Send them a note. Leave an encouraging word on a co-workers desk. Thank someone for their selflessness.

​To download a printable blank version of the tag in the photo above, click here. Just download, print, color, add your own message, trim and bless someone's day.

​Ask the Holy Spirit to inspire you!

Blessings Soul Friends,​
​If you have enjoyed today's blog, I invite you to join us all month as we talk about #BearingFruit. We have a new #SoulInspired Bible Study and Journaling Kit available!

​The Study includes 4 study sessions (today was an excerpt) and a bonus section discussing the Fruit of the Spirit, plus color pages, verse mapping pages, prayer journal pages, and more!

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