After feeling sorry for myself, I told my wife how awful I was feeling. I am disgusting with myself. A few moments later she started playing the piano and I jump in to sing; then I prayed, she then started singing a beautiful song “…. when I think about the Lord…” The holy Ghost took us from there! It was marvelous!
We blame, feel sorry about ourselves, we get mad with God and ask where were you? We know that walking in the flesh is death. (Romans 8:6); but the flesh is the voice we follow the most. Listening to souls in need of restoration is insane; but we do that too. In the soul we follow our ungodly mindsets and decision-making that causes our emotions to be also ungodly. Then we wonder why we are living lives filled with anxiety, depression, frustration and regret; then we wonder, why our lives are such mess!
Our bad health is, for the most part the direct consequence of our decisions at the dinner table, but we have the nerves to ask God where were you? Is not him, is us! Is me! My struggles with diabetes continue. I received the call from the doctor yesterday; I am at my worse when it comes down to diabetes. I felt sorry for myself, I questioned why God has not healed me yet. I enjoyed long periods of victory with great number and feeling energized. But healing can’t be sustained if I go back to eating dog’s vomit. How can any healing be sustained going back to eating process food, and an overload of carb? No, I can’t blame God, the blame is on me. God has made us aware of choices and the consequences of those choices (Deuteronomy 11:26-28). We have a Godly responsibility to take care of ourselves. First Thessalonians 5:23 has given us the charge,
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. (NIV)
We are called to take care of our spirit, that is the part of us that is born again (John 3:5). The spirit in us is the only part of us that is willing to follow God’s will (Matthew 26:40-43). The spirit in us is also the part of us that expresses the greatest expression a human is able to manifest, our worship! John 4:24 tells us,
God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. (NIV)
The Spirit of God communicates with our born-again spirit and that is where we are supposed to be, that is what it means to walk in the Spirit (Galatians 5:16). But that is not what we do, we rather walk in the flesh and, we rather follow our unrenewed souls. Romans 12:2 tells us,
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will. (NIV)
Without a renew mind we will automatically follow the pattern of this world. The mind is part of the soul. Because our souls are being renew, we must go deeper and follow the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost information penetrate us through our spirit.
In conclusion, our natural tendency is to follow the flesh; it is the easiest thing to do. Some get a little deeper and follow soulish things; but again, you are open to bad teachings and more problems because the soul is not totally restored yet. When we follow the SPIRIT of God there is no room for error. John 16:13 tells us,
But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. (NIV)