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Investing in your soul for an outstanding life

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 Source: Raly Ewemie

By Raly Ewemie

Many times in conversations we have heard people say “I need to take good care of my body, buy new clothes or get a new car.”

We live in a world enmeshed in a culture where so much emphasis is given to the human body or that which is material, while we don’t prioritize the Soul of a Man. You hardly hear conversations on: “I need to care or pay attention to my Soul Wellbeing; this is so because we have being blinded to the lies that our bodies or outlook defines who we are, therefore - more important than our Soul.

The degeneration of the soul and its ripple effect on the state of society

What’s rampant today is violence within an individual, within the family institution, society, nations, and cultures. Core values are degenerating because we have put the cart before the horse; we have majored on the minor and minor on the major.

Our world is in trouble; there is a high rate of sex slavery, high rates of divorces, domestic violence, various forms of addiction, identity crises, moral crises, terrorism. The list goes on and on…

Have we stopped to conside - why?

Why has the wisdom and education of man not stopped this problem?

You Know Why? Because the root of all this problem is found in the Soul.

What is the Soul?

We are not a body living in a Soul, we are a SOUL living in a body. To better understand who we are “ A SOUL” Let us go to the very beginning of Creation.

“ 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.” Gen 2:7

The truth that we are a Soul living in a body is clearly backed by the above scripture.

Do note that man did not become a living soul after he was formed from the dust of the ground {or rather after he was given a body} – man was lifeless. What made man come alive was the breath of life which brought about the formation of the Soul. Then man became a living Being, Soul.

How is it that we have missed this great truth of our existence and essence here on earth?

We have failed to see that our mind, will, emotions, are all components of that invisible but yet powerful us – OUR SOUL.

Have we failed to see that this affects our existence here on earth?

Dr. Caroline Leaf puts it this way: “The way we are designed is that our spirit is designed to control our souls and our souls is designed to control our bodies. So our body does the will of our Soul and Spirit. Our spirit and soul is meant to be controlled by the One who breath life into us and hence the formation of our Spirit and Soul, He is the Holy Spirit of God.”

The violence, evil, hatred, hurts, abuse etc that goes on in our world are all as a result of the state of our soul. Have we failed to see that this aspect of our life needs to be given attention? Our children need to know this great truth for the sake of their future.

I met with Deborah who had eating disorder, had problems trusting people, was involved in drugs, being in prison for breaking the law and the list goes on. She meet with counselors, doctors and the list goes. She was placed on medications. All these gave a temporary solution but did not solve the root of the problem.

As I sat with this lady during one of our Soul Care session, I was taken into the deep, looked away from the outer problems and looked deep within her Soul by the help of the Holy Spirit. There was an inner wound within the Soul that no medication, no words could bring healing to, but only the power and presence of the Creator of the Soul. “He see our inmost being and knitted us together in our mother’s womb” Psalm 13:9. To cut the long story short, her Soul wounds found healing and so free from the problems on the outside. {I will share more on this in my next message on “The care of the Soul”}

The importance of the soul

To make us aware of the importance of the Soul, God our Creator says:

“What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and lose his soul Matt 16:26”

In order words: Of what benefit is it to you if after gaining stocks, bonds, mansion, saving for retirements, getting a better job, fame, physical beauty, sex, positions, vast ministries, etc… and you lose your Soul. Isn’t it sad that we attend funerals or do hear of funerals and we learn not that the body and all we acquire does not matter for it all ends hear on earth.

Legendary apple visionary Steve Jobs on his dying bed said “ Material things lost can be found, but one thing you can never find once you have lost it is LIFE { YOUR SOUL}”(I have read other account saying he’s not the author of the piece).

Dallas Willard said “If our Soul is healthy, no external circumstances can break it but if our Soul is unhealthy no external circumstances can fix it.”

YOU ARE A SOUL LIVING IN A BODY! BE WISE AND PAY ATTENTION TO THIS. YOUR SOUL IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ABOUT YOU. THE JOURNEY OF KNOWING WHO YOU REALLY ARE STARTS WITH THE CREATOR OF OUR SOUL AND THE KNOWING AND PAYING ATTENTION, CARING FOR OUR SOULS.

“ Of what benefit will it be to you, if after all your gaining you lose that which is most important YOU- YOUR SOUL” Matthew 16:26

Columnist: Raly Ewemie