Day 21 – Inspiration
in·spi·ra·tion /in-spuh-rey-shuhn/ η: 1 an inspiring or animating action or influence. 2 something inspired, as an idea. 3 a result of inspired activity. 4 a thing or person that inspires. 5 Theology a) a divine influence directly and immediately exerted upon the mind or soul. b) the divine quality of the writings or words of a person so influenced. (To inspire is to fill with a quickening or exalting influence; to produce or arouse feeling, thought, or action.)
“There is a spirit in man, And the breath of the Almighty gives him understanding.” (NKJV, Job 32:8)
Awareness Exercise: Notice what the word “worship” means to you. Write down all the stuff that comes up regarding this word – good, bad, or indifferent. Now read this citation - “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” (KJV, John 4:24) - and substitute the word “worship” for the following words: adore, are devoted to, respect, revere, honour. How does this change your view of the idea of worship? Think about babies, or kittens or puppies, - whatever gives you a warm fuzzy feeling inside. Can you see that adoring God, Spirit, is inspiring and can influence your thought and action for good?
“All Truth is from inspiration and revelation, — from Spirit, not from flesh.” (Unity of Good by Mary Baker Eddy 46:3-4)