Ecclesiastes 3:21 New English Translation
21 Who really knows if the human spirit ascends upward,
and the animal’s spirit descends into the earth?”
Proverbs 20:27 New English Translation
27 The human spirit is like the lamp of the Lord,
searching all his innermost parts.
Where are you hidden day to day and where do you invest nighttime?
Where do you get refreshed and why do you seem at times profound?
Is not your camouflage way too effective to this mind of mine?
As in the ruckus of this-worldliness, you don’t even make a sound
Did you drown out by my soul, that entity of my emotion?
Are you completely surrounded by my mind and my “will”?
Does my self-centeredness now become the altar of devotion?
As even in my “worship”, it is there just myself to fill
Powers of darkness are gloating for even my prayers are for self
It seems that all that matters is, that I’m doing and feeling well
My spirit in recognition is craving to be fully understood by me
The spirit’s tears are spilled water for I’m busy in thought to be free
To look for my “spirit” within is like looking for money in the gutter
Maybe it has become a habit because I found a dime many years ago
Smooth sailing is more peaceful than to depend on an engine, that sputters
To get to the goals of my longing which are written by forevermore
If redeemed my spirit is joined to the Heavenly Christ forever
Searching in our own level is like digging in your own yard for gold
To rise above self in obedience in the Holy Spirit, Who never
Does anything, you don't will too, as the truth in Christ Jesus unfolds
But Satan will try to deceive you, he moves on your feelings and body
He will employ your reasoning as he triggers your mind into action
Your “will” is like putty to be molded to fall in line with everybody's
To bring God from the throne to your level fulfilling your satisfaction