Coming into a ministry like I am apart of now has truly truly helped to open my eyes to see things different in the word of God.
At Reformation Developmental Center they have broken down the teaching of our being so beautifully that it is revelatory beyond anything I had ever been exposed to in teaching of the word at this depth. For that I am greatful.
Pastor Juanita Gibbs has expounded about our being as I mention and our parts are Spirit, Soul, Body (1 Thess 5:23). In my time of study of faith, steadfast, unmoved I ran across the scripture below and it spoke to me in a new way. Maybe just personally for me, but I will share it.
And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground; and the forepart stuck fast, and remained unmoveable, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves.
Acts 27:41 KJV
When I came to the end of myself when I rededicated my life to the Lord at 24yrs old after I got saved at 12yrs old and didnt really attend church in that 12 yr span of time.
My spirit was reborn when I cam to the Lord and when I came back to the Lord I slowly was set ablaze with a fervent passion for knowing more about God and serving the kingdom.
The forepart of me, my spirit was whole heartedly stuck, steadfast and unmoved in the things of God. The spirit is to be my guidance.
But, as a babe in the faith just getting acquainted with the word and reading it and attending church regularly I found myself hungering to know more and more and more. Eventually seeking the baptism of the Holy Spirit and did with the evidence of other tongues. That even the more changes my passion for the things of God.
But, my soul wanted to be the lead of me and my life for a long time. My soul lead me to places I had no business being in, but I did for I listened to the voice of my soul and not my spirit.
This being soul lead caused me to be beaten by my emotions and in my mind when things fell apart. Following my soul lead to the end of many things. But, to follow my spirit it to be firm and secure.
The hinder part of me wants to lead, but the forfront of me should lead. Its like having a vehicle with optional front wheel or rear wheel drive. A matter of choosing which will take the lead.
The front of a vessel is where the ship goes and the rutter can stear the boat often times also, causing shifts in direction and course of trip unto an appointed destination.
So, now my soul needs to become firm to not be destroyed or beaten by the violent waves that will come. My spirit remains firm, but my soul(mind, will, and emotions) is where the work is to take place.