In the past, I know I’ve discussed this…but before I begin today’s devotional, I’d like to remind you. We are made in the image of God, and one parallel that He gives us is this…God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit…a triune being. Likewise, we are a spirit (the part of us that receives salvation and goes to heaven), we have a soul (mind, will, and emotions) and a body.
As I was exercising and watching the sunrise one morning, I had noticed a discomfort in my lower left abdomen. I didn’t think a lot about it, but while exercising…I heard the Lord say, “You are soul sick.” Then I saw that part of my abdomen, like it was highlighted, and God reminded me that I’ve always referenced that spot in my body when I talk about my soul. As in, I associate my soul with that spot on my body.
That may be strange to you, but that’s apparently not strange to God because He’s the one that pointed it out that day.
Anyway, I hadn’t realized that I had been feeling soul sick. In fact, I didn’t know that existed until now. Heart sick, yes. Soul sick? Nope, I’d never heard of that before. But now it makes total sense because, as I previously stated…our soul is composed of our mind, will, and emotions…which is our heart.
I saw Him reach in and take my soul in His hand and it did look sick. After God showed me this, I felt a lot of the unprocessed disappointment and grief, etc. and I asked God to heal my soul. I saw Him holding my sick soul and then breathing on it and it became light again.
I wonder today, are you soul sick?
Scripture tells us…
Beloved friend, I pray that you are prospering in every way and that you continually enjoy good health, just as your soul is prospering. 3 John 1:2
We need a healthy soul. We should be the healthiest people alive. God’s people. God’s chosen.
Seek Him today. Find out the state of your soul. Allow Him to be honest with you. See the truth. It’s worth it. Even if the truth offends you…believe me, it offended me…but in the best way. It brought me to revelation of my motives, and that is priceless.