Is being overly emotional a bad thing? Let’s find out in our final of three posts breaking down the different areas of our soul. Made up of our mind, our will, and our emotions, each are powerful ways we can be led of the spirit. On the flip side, as with many things, these can also be areas where our soul leads over our spirit; not a good thing.
If you have been following along we’ve been searching out how to be led by the spirit in our entire being. Spirit, soul and body. Our soul is made of our mind, will, and emotions. Last week we looked at how to be led of the spirit in our mind, i.e. our thoughts. Today we are moving on to our will; what it is and how we know if our spirit is leading over it.
We have been recognizing that we are created as three part beings, spirit, soul and body. I cringe to put it in such crude and simple terms, but if our body was the car our soul would be the driver behind the wheel, stepping on the gas and brake. Our spirit would be the part of us that looks over at the passenger seat, asking Holy Spirit where He wants to go explore. So in the car ride of your life, who is calling the shots?
As we continue to explore the topic of our three part being, the question we must consider is which of the three parts do you think is leading your life? Aware of it or not, one part of our being is the engine driving our decisions and choices, which in turn directs the course our life will go. Upon close examination most of us will find we give space to each part at particular moments in our lives. Can you differentiate at any given moment which one is leading?
I am beginning to realize God speaks to me through my physical body; so many spiritual lessons learned through physical action. Ironically, it has taken me this long to understand something God has been doing my entire life. Years ago I was struggling, beating myself up and pretty much stuck in a funk; anyone else find themselves in this place?
As I recorded this weeks podcast on the God of Miracles it really got me thinking about the importance of miracles. I mean think about it, what if we removed all of the miracles from the Bible? What would we be left with? Miracles are all throughout both the Old and New Testaments. It is one of the prominent ways that God differentiated himself as the one true God. Wasn’t it the miracles that set Him apart? Didn’t he continually reveal himself through the miraculous?
More than anything, I want this post to be a conversation around journalling, starting with selecting a new journal.
I am only a few entries away from filling the final pages of my current journal. I believe I have been using the same kind of journal since 2004. The Ecojot jumbo journal has been my go to with its 300 pages of spiral bound goodness!
I want to know the different ways people select new journals. Is it a big deal? A sacred journey? Do you have certain things you are looking for in a new journal? Maybe you stand and wait for the right journal to reveal itself to you.
My first three months of 2014 changed everything. I’m not sure what to call this time, a detox; an awakening; a healing; a revelation? Perhaps all the above? No matter what you call it the reality is I found myself face to face with a Jesus I never knew before.
I have been a Christian since I was 19 years old. Most of my journey includes passionately seeking God in some form. There have been ups and downs for sure, but I often find myself hungry for more of God. Over the years I’ve checked all the Christian boxes, and then some. Attending church, reading the Bible, praying, Bible studies, ministry school, volunteering at a Bible camp, going on missions trips, spending 6 months as a missionary in Uganda, being involved in church plants. Let’s also not forget the numerous workshops, conferences and days of prayer all us good Christians partake in.
So what happened 5 years ago in Kansas City that forever changed the way I see God?
Have you ever had a part of creation call to you? That still small voice inviting you to take a closer look to discover God’s beauty, His truth, and His goodness. I always have and believe every aspect of creation carries God’s presence. A creation inviting us to connect with with Him.
God is so magnificent, awesome, and indescribable that we could spend an entire lifetime, including all of eternity and never exhaust the depths of knowing Him. If our goal is to fully understand the subject of God, we will come up short every time. Our human experience limits our ability to grasp and understand the enormity of God. That shouldn’t discourage us. If anything it should excite us, drawing us into an adventurous and wonderful pursuit of Him.