“May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” ~ 1 Thes. 5:23b
Everything we do impacts our body, soul and spirit, even establishing our values. Today we will summarize the role of each part of our tripartite nature and how they relate to this week’s lesson plan.
“Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure. Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil.” Proverbs 4:25-27
Our soul is made up of our conscious and our subconscious mind, our emotions and our will. It gives us our personality. This is where the battle rages. It’s where we experience the anxiety, doubts and fears which in turn manifest in our bodies as excess weight and illness, that is also where we experience freedom.
If we’re not clear on our values then our soul feels lost. We minds change with the seasons and will find it difficult to get motivated. The bible encourages us to stay on course but first we must know what our course is. What do you value? What are you known for? What do you stand for? When your clear on your values your soul is at peace and your body and spirit fall in line.
This week’s values exercise was an opportunity for your soul to connect with your spirit and body. When you’re in your lane God is pleased. Why? Because that’s when you’re happiest and live the abundant life promised to you.
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” Gen 1:27
Our body is just an outer shell but it houses the temple of the living God – it is your physical being. In his infinite wisdom, God has created our bodies to operate in harmony with our souls and our spirits. When you live from your values then you will feel energized,creative and inspired. Living from your values contributes to your overall health because a values driven life inspires you to live your life to the fullest– after all, we are created in His image!
“The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inner depths of his heart” ~ Proverbs 20:27
At our core is our spirit, it is the part of us that connects with God. This is our contact point with God where our spirit communicates with His. Paul says, “When we cry, ‘Abba! Father’ it is the Spirit himself bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God.” Only when we align our spirits with our Heavenly Father’s, will we ever be successful in anything we do.
As you identify your core values you will get in touch with the unique gifts, skills and talents that the Lord has placed inside of you. When you’re clear to focus on what’s important, you approach God with gratitude and peace instead of lack and fear. When we are able to get through all of the confusion of our minds (soul) then we can connect with God, spirit to spirit. The bible teaches us this principle. It says, “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12
Share in a couple of sentences how living from your core values will positively impact your body, soul and spirit.
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