What is Inspiration ?

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    Inspire: A word that holds much meaning, especially when attached to a source. Words which follow it with; by God, Lord, King, President, or some influential persons. People may toss the word around with a vague understanding but, not truly understanding it’s origin or actual meaning. When we look into the origin, it has a long history.

    Inspire (v.) mid-14c., enspiren, "to fill (the mind, heart, etc., with grace, etc.);" also "to prompt or induce (someone to do something)," from Old French enspirer (13c.), from Latin inspirare "inflame; blow into" (see inspiration), a loan-translation of Greek pnein in the Bible. General sense of "influence or animate with an idea or purpose" is from late 14c. Also sometimes used in literal sense in Middle English Related: Inspired; inspires; inspiring.

    Inspiration (n.) 1300, "immediate influence of God or a god," especially that under which the holy books were written, from Old French inspiracion "inhaling, breathing in; inspiration," from Late Latin inspirationem (nominative inspiratio), noun of action from pp. stem of Latin inspirare "inspire, inflame, blow into," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + spirare "to breathe" (see spirit). Literal sense "act of inhaling" attested in English from 1560s. Meaning "one who inspires others" is attested by 1867.

    Spirit (n.) mid-13c., "animating or vital principle in man and animals," from Old French espirit, from Latin spiritus "soul, courage, vigor, breath," related to spirare "to breathe," from PIE *(s)peis- "to blow" (cf. Old Church Slavonic pisto "to play on the flute").

    Original usage in English mainly from passages in Vulgate, where the Latin word translates Greek pneuma and Hebrew ruah. Distinction between "soul" and "spirit" (as "seat of emotions") became current in Christian terminology (e.g. Greek psykhe vs. pneuma, Latin anima vs. spiritus) but "is without significance for earlier periods" [Buck]. Latin spiritus, usually in classical Latin "breath," replaces animus in the sense "spirit" in the imperial period and appears in Christian writings as the usual equivalent of Greek pneuma. (From Online Etymology http://www.etymonline.com/ )

    In the Septuagint translation of the Hebrew, ruwach/ruach/ruah, is translated into Greek, pneuma. The word is transliterated as spirit, wind, and breath. It is air in motion with a certain force. As stated above, it is a primary driving force, another synonym for inspire is, motivator. You also may think of the word pneumatic which is defined as; operated by air or by the pressure or exhaustion of air: a pneumatic drill. Or, filled with or containing compressed air: as a tire.

    Sometimes, as they say, “You’re full of it!â€￾
     
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    the word has the meaning of haveing a spirt come into your mind, hopefully a clean productive holy spirit! but as in the case of a few mass murderers not always the case....
    I will tell you what inspires me most greed! yes the desire to have, have,and have some more! knowing from the bible that greed can be sinfull and deadly, I decided to make my shortcomeing my best aset! now I am a pig for jehovah blessings and his holy spirit! I make no bones about it when I pray I ask jahovah to make me bare fruits so I can receive his blessings..and what more can I say jehovah provides! he gives me work, he keeps me strong enough to work, he gives me food to eat,he helps me with houseing, and I do my best to share some of that work and blessing with someone else..And haveing gods spirit around you showing you what to do next is my greatest treasure and inspiration!
     
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    Hi,

    Inspiration

    Being motivated to do something.

    For instance when I read this thread I was motivated to join in.

    We all here hope and pray that the inspiration we have is from Jehovah and that his spirit motivates us to do what he wants.

    But we all also realise that we have to continually be on guard against being motivated to do sinful things.

    I like what James 4:
    7 Subject yourselves, therefore, to God; but oppose the Devil, and he will flee from YOU. 8 Draw close to God, and he will draw close to YOU. Cleanse YOUR hands, YOU sinners, and purify YOUR hearts, YOU indecisive ones. 9 Give way to misery and mourn and weep. Let YOUR laughter be turned into mourning, and [YOUR] joy into dejection. 10 Humble yourselves in the eyes of Jehovah, and he will exalt YOU.


    Being humble and continually looking to Jehovah seems like a good way to have the kind of inspiration that is approved by Him.

    belongingtojah
     
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    Oh, Jehovahisgod, ha ha ha hi Ari. How ari things in Jahga? A dead give away, after all those moves.
    Love ya guy. Of course that’s agapé ! ;) :cool:

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    Gotcha belongingtojah! Happy to have you aboard, onboard. Looking forward to more of your comments. Inspire.

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    its been rather soggy here in statesboro ga but jehovah gave me plenty of work fixing computers and I will thank him and not complain and Most people call me matt. ari is so uncommon, Im sure lots of good threads will come from you and I look forward to reading them, may jehovah bless you..
     
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    yes what a great way to say quit gigleling in sin get serious and repent and satan will take his self elsewere! freind satan is the god of slack (re jr bob dobbs) and it takes work to be benefeical to jesus breathren,so stay busy with loveing kindness. dont let those words those in the world .become like bitter angry hornets as we speak because god loved that world so much he sent his own son,to live,die,and live again, yes let us receive the ultimate inspiration from looking at our heavenly father jehovah and becomeing like his son jesus...
     
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    INSPIRATION

    So very many amazing things
    beauty of life tugs at heartstrings
    the height a man can reach to
    and glory when the gifts are true

    Submission to the voices call
    spectrum of talents given to all
    a measure of each within it's presence
    remarkable joy in their pleasance

    My Lord beneath you I bow
    prostrate myself the view me allow
    with praise for the knowledge I see
    bounteous is the perception that be

    Indwelling mankind genius you shower
    capacity for splendor that you empower
    Voices lifted to you in praise
    that endow us grandeur within our days

    Articulation of an heavenly song
    woven tapestry whose fabric is strong
    sculpture divested the works of hands
    magnificent music produced in the lands

    The filigree of crowns in artifice
    in every skill produces things nice
    who among us will credit you
    that as children copy what you do

    With lightening you so us inspire
    and draw upon our inner desire
    amongst the rocks and stones we gather
    searching for life and loves that matter

    Like a seamstress who gathers dreams
    stitched together in close knit seams
    clothing us in royal vesture
    a grace given by your gesture

    An architect who builds dream homes
    music of heart practiced by tones
    in gardens where rainbows live
    diversity of presents in man you give

    Sometimes I look at man and see your face
    you build those who recognize your grace
    little pieces of joy in such empty space
    and so many have lost it's trace

    The adversary seeks to leave us dry
    to dam the waters from our sky
    and parch the land of God's vision
    to hold us all in his derision


    COPYRIGHT © 2009 C. Michael Miller
    via Duboff Law Group LLC


    GUESS WE'VE ALL THOUGHT ABOUT THIS ONE ..
     
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    Seeing what we were taught was impossible become manifest..especially in our own lives.


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