God’s Creation- Complexity of Man/Woman
“Bring to me all the people who are mine, whom I made for my glory,whom I formed and made.”Isaiah 43:7 (NCV)
“God created us for this: to live our lives in a way that makes him look more like the greatness and the beauty and the infinite worth that he really is. This is what it means to be created in the image of God.” ― John Piper
When you think of all God’s creation on Earth, are you wrapped up in a sense of wonder? I am. Looking at the leaves changing, seasons changing. But what about us as human beings? Especially when thinking about how complex we are.To be in God’s eternal care, we were created like God in many ways. We were given finite versions of God’s infinite powers so man could imitate God’s ways and reflect His nature. He was a 3-part being with body soul and spirit. I am beginning to realize that we are a 3-part being as well.
Body, soul and spirit – the Bible says we have all three, but since we live in the flesh, we don’t always understand that all three of these parts actually define who we are. Our souls get saved but we are born with a spirit and body. Taking care of and nurturing all 3 are important to reflecting God’s glory, having peace and living a purposeful life
There are things I could do to definitely be better at taking care of myself in ALL three areas. I’m sure we all can. However, little steps and “being mindful” of how body, soul and spirit work together can lead us into the direction God has planned for us.
FATHER GOD- THANK YOU FOR LOVING US SO MUCH YOU MADE US IN YOUR IMAGE. HELP US TO NURTURE OUR SPIRITS THROUGH COMMUNICATION WITH YOU. HELP US TO NURTURE OUR SOULS BY CONNECTING WITH OTHER BELIEVERS TO STRENGTHEN OUR FAITH. HELP US NURTURE OUR BODIES AND TREAT IT AS THE HOLY TEMPLE YOU HAVE INTENDED IT TO BE. HELP US ENGAGE IN HEALTHY LIFESTYLE CHOICES, STOP UNHEALTHY HABITS AND HAVE MORE VITALITY TO SERVE YOU.