There are a lot of opinions on that. Some of them biblical, others not so much. But it’s a vital topic.
Are we walking like mere humans?
And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men…are you not fleshly, and are you not walking like mere men? 1 Corinthians 3:1-3
Knowing what spirituality actually is, is important
We all need to have a solid grasp of what it means to live as a spiritual believer. For one thing, it can help us avoid some unhelpful legalistic pathways that just lead to misery. God want us to live joyfully.
Get the Kindle Version: it’s a bargain
I recently found a helpful book on the subject. It’s available for a mere 95 cents (US) at Amazon.com in a Kindle version.
Note: even if you do not own a Kindle reader, you can still download a free computer version–and read, take notes, and copy text to your clipboard easily with it. Print versions are also available. You can find some wonderful spiritual classics for the Kindle, often free or at least at great bargain prices, for example: edifying works by Andrew Murray, A. W. Tozer, Hannah Whital Smith, George Muller, Martin Luther, and others.
The author was a dynamic Evangelical leader
The writer was the late Lewis Sperry Chafer, an evangelist and theologian and co-founder of Dallas Theological Seminary (originally Evangelical Theological College). So expect this book to be quite conservative.
It’s solidly biblical
Like me, you will likely not agree with the content of the book one-hundred-percent. But to me, the teaching contained in it is solidly biblical. Every major point Chafer makes is derived from the plain sense of a Bible verse and often a number of verses. And reading this book can give you a solid foundation in no-nonsense spirituality. I’m getting some helpful-to-me spiritual teaching from reading it.
Some chapter titles
It’s scholarly but a joy to read. Very reader-friendly and understandable.
Here’s some of the meaty chapters:
Three Classes of Men
The Ministries of the Spirit
The Filling of the Spirit, or True Spirituality
Grieve Not the Holy Spirit
Quench not the Spirit
Walk in the Spirit
Recommended Try it. I think you’ll like it and find it helpful.