We are all called to be spiritual men and women. But what does it mean to be spiritual? The Greek word for spiritual is Pneumatikos which means ‘non-carnal’, ‘supernatural’; not that which is humanly natural.
Therefore, to be ‘spiritual’ is to be in a state of the Spirit. Being spiritual is an awareness which lifts one out of that which is humanly obtainable into that which is only supernaturally obtainable.
When the mind is no longer governed by the five senses but is released from their control and governed by the person of the Holy Spirit then that person is in a state of being ‘spiritual’. However, there are degrees to this. The objective of God is that this be not a rare and fleeting occurrence in our lives but rather a constant state of being.
You may have heard the phrase ‘naturally spiritual’. This is what we are called to be – naturally living in a state of being spiritual. And we all express this differently.
Galatians 5:25 exhorts us: “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit”. Living a spiritual life is a daily thing that we choose to do.