Truth be told, we all want to know how to live a spiritual life. But we can get confused and frustrated that we’re not living at the spiritual level we should. We’re not always sure how to live a spiritual life, and what are the most important things to do.
Think of a time in your life when you felt truly spiritually powerful.
Because one of the primary themes Jesus taught was 100% about empowerment. It’s about downloading more God – more good, more life – that actually empowers us to be the best version of ourselves.
Living the spiritual life isn’t about being a passive little weakling.
What Jesus talked about is how we can live the most powerful version of ourselves from a spiritual point of view. Sometimes we can feel extremely powerful from a place that is 100% ego. We get really powerful because we think we’re all that “and a bag of chips.” That’s not what Jesus was talking about. He talked about how to live a spiritual life in the greatest way in order to do the work that we’re here to do.
Matthew 12:29 says…
“How can one enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, without first tying up the strong man? Then indeed the house can be plundered.”
What’s the lesson here?
How to Live a Spiritual Life
If the character in this Scripture is us, Jesus isn’t saying we’re a weakling. No, Jesus calls us a strong man (or a strong woman). There’s a universal understanding of our strength. Many times, we don’t feel spiritually strong. But it’s important to see that what Jesus acknowledges about us is that we are strong.
And we need to really begin to integrate that as part of our spiritual lives: to be willing to take on a new level of spiritual strength and power. To take a stand that no one gets to come in to our house, or our lives, and take our good, unless we are bound up.
So often we feel like victims, and that anyone could take our good at any time.
But that’s not what Jesus is saying to you!
He’s saying that you are a spiritually strong individual. That you have a right to defend your stuff. And that you have a right to claim the good that God has for you. That no weapon formed against you shall prosper unless you are tied up and confused.
The Scripture tells us that no one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless that strong man is tied up. So the only way that someone can plunder our house is when we feel bound up.
Have you ever felt a little spiritually bound up or confused?
Because when we unhook that, we get to really step into the full power of who we are.
Rev. Richard Rogers
Unity of Phoenix