I have often pondered that first line of man’s existence from the Biblical point of view. “Man Became a Living Soul”. I know as I do my journal entries for this blog I divide things up a bit between body, soul and spirit but the truth is I am not what theologians would identify as someone who believes the human being are three parts. I am not really a believe that man is split in two either with the body and then a soul-spirit that break off at death. I don’t believe either of these things are natural to man’s original state of existence. We were a living souls or complete beings. We were never intended to die and be split at all. The whole point of God’s ultimate redemption of man is to get us back to this state.
I still do divide things this way but it is not because I believe I am a split being. Far from it, I believe that all parts that make up who I am are supposed to work together and compliment each other. All are a reflection of each other and all strength each other into one idea. Our dividing ourselves up is really just an attempt to talk about different aspects of ourselves. We like to compartmentalize but in truth most things including ourselves don’t stand alone without the others. We are living souls more than all else.
The Spirit Rundown:
Celebration – Not much these days. I pretty much don’t like the first two weeks of October because this is the time of year my father died. Mostly I just keep busy.
Spiritual Disciplines – Good week for thinking, meditation and prayer.
Ministry – I am enjoying being a pastor. Don’t have much time to do much else other than minister to the kids on campus as well as my own church so it has to be concise.
Leadership – Starting a new vision personally. I am trying to see myself in what I will do with this degree once I am done with it.
Blessings and Cheers!!!