These fragments of all these thoughts began moving around in my memory, along with what we have been writing in Uproarious Delirium where Julie finds her soul mate. I'm sure most of you have already had the epiphany I'm about to type - if so you will be glad to know that I caught up with you....sorry to be so slow :)
We have discussed that God is spirit, we are flesh with His spirit breathed into us and Christ is God made flesh. But let's look at something a bit more abstract beyond that. God stated that He could not content with man forever, for we are flesh and blood. So He numbered our days to 120. He also tells us that our battle is not with flesh and blood, it is a supernatural battle taking place in the heavenlies.
We are not going to get into "the battle" again, we have been discussing the angles of this for almost a decade. Today, we are looking at it in view of a soul mate. People talk about finding their "soul mate" all the time. The younger we are the more we think this is a reasonable statement. However, those of us who have at some point found our soul mate and then the next and so on and so forth come to understand that a soul mate is like chasing after the wind.
Think about the reality of this equation: 1 (soul) + 1 (soul) = 2 (souls) Relate this to our basket of apples without an orange. Can you see where I am going with this yet? If we are the same, who is among us to lead us away from harm, into safety and have resolve with complex issues which we do not comprehend? However, when the holy spirit is found by a yearning soul and allows that spirit to strengthen it in its weaknesses, now this soul may have peace and joy. If this soul then decides to join with another soul, then it will have something unique to offer in order to come to wise discerning resolution when needed; as long as it does not forsake its first love for the comfort of a soul which is not willing to abide in the same spirit.
God says that He is spirit and desires a body to unite with. Remember the verse which states: sacrifice I do not desire but a body to call my own. When God loved us first, he loved us complete. When God tells us to love ourself, He is asking us to love us as He loves us. God is loving himself, Christ within us and caring for us through the power of His spirit. He comsumes and invades our depths with vast purity, light and radiance - It's glorious!
This is the part which overtook me though: when God says for us to Love others as we love ourself, he meant; as I loved you and delighted in entering into your soul, not because it was perfect....but because I could perfect you and give you a life that can never be taken away; this is how you are to enter into relationship with another soul. My spirit now has a physical form which is able to manifest a touch, a look, a blessing in a physical way through your form so let's go do that to someone else!
Our love covers a multitude of sin; but only the love which comes from the spirit. God made us glorious, He is the perfect tailor constructing the suitable attire to cover our nakedness. We have no reason to ever be ashamed of what He dresses us in. I believe I spoke about how if God is not ashamed to abide in my body, how dare I ever be ashamed to show Him off. I love the suit He has made for me to wear, no one can say it is not unique and a special fit =D
Think about marriage vows: A man shall leave his mother and father and cleave to his wife; the two shall become one. What God has joined together let no man separate. It states that we will go through a process of becoming harmonious with each other, as God continue to resolve our soul issues. God cannot divide from Himself, but whatever is not of him will be cast off. Which brings me to the last pixel for today:
God is tearing down walls, buildings and ideology. God doesn't want our good works, our sacrifices; He doesn't want our alters, church buildings, programs, committees or businesses. God wants our soul....eternally. You see, all these other things are going to burn up. But His body and His love ....now that's forever. So, whatever you are holding onto, holding back from, running away from or chasing after take an honest, clear look at it. If your soul can find no rest in it then Stop, Drop, Roll..whatever you have to do to get to the cross road and ask for the ancient path - the one which He says will give you rest for your soul then WALK that way! He says this is the way Zoe Life walks, which is the life giving spirit within us. Don't make his spirit contend with your soul, as for me I have laid my anchor down and my soul is well suited. In fact, I think it is a classic!
I pray that our runway in down the heavenly highway; God isn't that a lovely picture.....
Come on girls...let's practice our catwalk stride and make our tailor proud!
In Christ Jesus, find peace
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