"But it is the spirit in a person, the breath of the Almighty, that gives them understanding."
These are the words of Elihu, spoken to Job and his "friends". Elihu has hesitated to speak, because he is young, but then justifies his right to join in the conversation with his remark. Whenever I feel I have taken a step closer to God, I need to remember this. God provides this growth, and this increase. He is the source of my inspiration.
Holy Lord, you are the source of all of my growth. You are the power behind my transformation. It is not through effort of my own, that I am inspired to do and be more. It is your Spirit, living in me, which transforms me. Amen