Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Spirit, Soul and Body

"Spirit, Soul and Body"

By Ramone - November 25, 2007

In a recent picture I wrote about "heart art" and prayed that it would somehow help people release things inside and help them "discover the position of their spirit inside."

We are three-part beings. We have a body, we know that. We have a soul. We know that, too. But the spirit, this is the most mysterious and unknown part. Many Christians think that "spirit" and "soul" are the same, and if you ignore Hebrews 4:12, you might have a case. But there is a deep part of us that is not our soul. Our souls are our minds, emotions and wills. Our spirit is that part of us inside that is the deepest you, the real you. The part of you that is made a new creation and in which the Holy Spirit dwells. The Holy Spirit communicates to it -- Spirit to spirit.

The soul gets most of our attention, and because of that we often live there without being spirit-conscious. We live by our feelings or by our thoughts -- by our emotions or by our "rational" minds. But these go up and down like the waves or the wind. They are easily blown around, and if you only look there things can sometimes get dark. But Proverbs says that the spirit of a man is the candle of the Lord. The spirit inside of you needs to be on top. The body submits to the soul, and the soul must submit to the spirit. The spirit's desire is for the Spirit (God).

I got this picture when I was relaxing with my son who was falling to sleep in my arms. I felt oddly confused for a moment, not knowing how I should feel or what I should think. I felt a bit dark. Then somehow God stilled me and quieted me. I waited and saw the position of my spirit inside me -- that I didn't have to worry, but everything was fine. In fact, inside my spirit was praising God! That is what my spirit was doing, but my soul temporarily got in the way and I couldn't hear my innermost self. As I stilled my soul, I saw my spirit---the new creation of God---and I praised God. My soul and body came into line with the desire of my spirit and the desire of His Spirit. It was really cool.

I don't know if I'm writing this well, but ask God to help you know who you really are inside -- to know His Spirit and the spirit (your spirit) that He has created you as. You see who you really are by faith, and at times when things are dark, stand on His Word of who you are inside. And in His timing & His way, He will show you your spirit--your true self--deep inside. Blessings to you in Jesus' name, bless your spirit!


This picture ("Spirit, Soul and Body") came at the same time as this one, "In Daddy's Arms", almost back to back, one after the other!

In Daddy's Arms

This first picture ("Spirit, Soul & Body") describes how I was feeling one day, how my soul was in some strange 'funk'. But He calmed me by showing me my spirit's position inside -- who I really am at my deepest, and what I am doing there. It occurs to me now that the second picture is the same, and after all it did come at the same time. In my outer man (my soul) I felt unrest, but He calmed me to see that this (the second picture) is what is true, the way things really are, and that I am held in His arms.
But I have stilled and quieted my soul;
like a weaned child with its mother,
like a weaned child is my soul within me.
O Israel, put your hope in the Lord
both now and forevermore.
- Psalm 131:2-3

The Lord your God is with you,
He is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.

- Zephaniah 3:17

See also: "Three-in-one" (at Heart For Adventists)

Sometimes I believe that our soul and mind are just trying to play catch up to what has gone in our spirit. In our spirit where the Lord has set up His throne in us. We are lost in his love. We are found in His presence. We are worshipping before His throne. But we are not aware in minds and souls of this all the time because we lost in our worry and fretting over things that are simply out of our control.

But as we take moment, breathe... we can sometimes see that we are filled with His Spirit. Living within a realm unseen making that moment more precious than a lot of the moments in our life. We realize He has won our heart, He has taken and made us His dwelling, His home, His throne inside of us and we are being comforted by our greatest friend. In that moment, despite all feelings in our soul and mind, we realize that we will never be apart from Him and that He has loved us before the beginning. Sometimes it just takes a moment for everything to center in on Christ.

(excerpt from "I Want to Sing")
Great work I have copied it and put it in a book im compiling on the topic of Body soul and spirit.
I love the paint "spirit, soul and body." If you allow, I would like to use it in my bachelor thesis in which I am researching human, art and textile.

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