“I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (The Words of Jesus – John 10:10b)
If you’ve read any of my posts lately, you know I’ve been exploring how I might make some positive changes in my life in an effort to achieve a healthier body, mind, soul and spirit.
And new year’s resolutions take on a whole new meaning when you hear stories like the one out of Tucson.
The good news is that Representative Gabrielle Giffords is reportedly making a miraculous recovery! But the lives cut short because of this senseless shooting make you realize once again that the time we have is a precious gift. And we must use it wisely.
I’ve previously talked about the body and mind so now it’s time to think about the soul and spirit. I’ve been reading about the differences between the two and came across the following excerpt from the book, Rightly Dividing The Word (Dr. Clarence Larkin):
The Gates to the Soul are Imagination, Conscience, Memory, Reason and the Affections.
The spirit receives impressions of outward and material things through the soul. The spiritual faculties of the Spirit are Faith, Hope, Reverence, Prayer and Worship.
Today I’m considering the gift of now. And how I am an overseer of the life and breath God has given me in this moment. I must faithfully maintain, nurture and grow the seeds He has planted in me, forgetting past mistakes and missed opportunities.
Because, as C.S. Lewis once said, “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
So, I will take that class which will stir my imagination and creativity. Sing that song that will lift my spirit closer to God in worship. Do that thing that will have me living life more fully, as my Creator intended. And, hopefully, the result will be finding the inspiring in me.
Right here. Right now.