Friday, October 30, 2009

Spiritual Growth-Our Soul

The soul is our non-material self and in our Spiritual Growth -Our Soul is the part that never dies. I will share with you some important information and you can process it how you choose.

In Genesis 2:7: And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. – King James Version. Notice in this verse, He shows us that man is a compound being, having a body and soul distinctly and separately created; the body out of the dust of the earth, the soul immediately breathed from God himself. It says that God breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; “the breath of lives,” i.e., animal and intellectual. While this breath of God expanded the lungs and set them to function, His inspiration gave both spirit and understanding. This scripture is in reference to God creating the first man and He called him Adam.

So you see as we explore and understand Spiritual Growth-Our souls; from the beginning we had a soul. Yet, the soul that God gave Adam became tarnished and confused when he allowed Eve to convenience him to eat of the forbidden fruit.  Sin was born at that moment because of Adam's disobedience and that my friend is why you and I are now forever seeking Spiritual Growth-and Soul searching strength to live our daily life.

If you were to read on in Genesis the first few chapters, you find that God repented that he ever made man, because as the population grew, they became wicked, without regard even to the voice of God and were seeking evil continually. This is how it is described in the scripture. God was angred in that He said He would destroy the evil and corrupt. In Geneses 6: 11: “The earth also was corrupt before God and the earth was filled with violence”. He said that all flesh had corrupted His way upon the earth. And God said unto Noah; (who was the only man that found favor with God),” The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth”. Genesis 6: 13. This is when He gave instructions to Noah to build an Ark….from here we know the rest of that story. If you do not and want to read it, please go to Genesis and you can find the entire story in detail starting with Chapter 1.

It could be said that, I think that God got a little bit too angry here….well why? These people were not seeking Spiritual Growth-for their Souls….they were seeking pleasures for a season. He made the earth and all that dwells therein…He didn’t have to ask anyone; the right was His and all of the unrighteousness grieved His core being.  They left God’s ways for their own ways and did would not pay attention to Noah when he tried to warn them of their fate. Therefore the winds blew and the floods came, just as Noah had predicted and in the end, only Noah and his family were saved with two of every living creatures that God has made.  God said; "My spirit will not always strive with man". Genesis 6:3.…and when he saw no hope for that generation He said He would destroy man whom He had created.. Not any of us have forever to seek God and His presence. It is something we should be doing on an everyday basis. We also know that God said He would never again curse the ground for man’s sake, as He had done with the flood; He said: “for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from this youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done. Genesis 8:21.

I have given you some scripture to back up the existence of our soul from the moment we are born.  Please refer to the previous blog which bears some insight to becoming responsible and know that we need to ask God for forgiveness and repent of our carnal ways and start our Spiritual Growth and Our Soul transformation. The soul is where we have emotions such as sorrow, pain and grief. It is where we have intent; good or bad, it is where we suffer yet where we feel joy and peace. The Soul is our essence.

We are born sinners and then saved by grace. If we seek His face, He will manifest to us in our spirit and favor us in our search for Spiritual Growth-and our help for our Souls.

In our endeavor for life sustaining success, our first and most important priority should be in keeping our Spiritual Growth- Our souls in squeaky clean condition. It is easy to let our emotions overcome us sometimes with frivolous matters. We do or say something that was not worth it and sometimes it can destroy other people. It is of most importance that our relationship with God and others be on the up and up…never hypocritical. If you don’t feel it, don’t act like you do. If you don’t agree, don’t say you do, by nodding your head. If you can’t take it, don’t dish it out. Be kind to others and they will be kind to you. Forget the past, live in the present. Stop counting on others to do what you are suppose to do. Keep your business to yourself and then you will have no reason to believe someone told something they should not have. We should never compromise our faith for fortune, our soul for fame; for if we did, then having strived for Spiritual Growth- and Our Soul preservation would be in vain.

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