Thursday, April 2, 2009

Spirit, Soul & Body

"May God Himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ."
1 Thessalonians 5:23 NIV

When we come to Christ Jesus for salvation, I think some of us sell ourselves short. We accept the grace of God as it relates to salvation, but not to our entire being. We believe Jesus will forgive our sins, and receive us into heaven. We believe in eternal life. Spiritually speaking, we are set. But what about the rest of us?

We are comprised of a spirit, a soul, and a body. Many of us neglect our soul and body. Emotionally we don't grow up. We live bound up in hurt, insecurity, fear, doubt, depression, and so on. We neglect and even abuse our physical bodies. I look around the church and see obesity, disease, and just a general lack of care for the amazing bodies that God has given us. The attitude is like we have just given up.

God's grace is sufficient for not only our spiritual well-being, but our emotional and physical well-being also. Why not receive God's grace today for your entire being? If you are wrestling with an emotional issue, talk to someone that can help walk with you through the healing process. If you are struggling physically, change your diet. Go for a prayer walk.

Make the change today for wholeness in Jesus. Treat yourself as the temple of the Holy Spirit!

"Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it."
Psalm 139:14

1 comment:

  1. Pastor Eric-Well said. I believe we honor the Father when we care for our spitit, soul and body. He fearfully and wonderfully made us and He delights in His creation.