The apostle Paul reveals this to us when he wrote…..1 Thessalonians 5:23     “Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

  1. Man is a spirit  (the part of us that gets born again when we accept Jesus as our Lord, the part of us that connects to God). 
  2. We have a soul  ( our mind, our will, and our emotions)

3.  We live in a body  ( the apostle Peter called his body his “tent” that housed his spirit and soul  2 Peter 1:13-15)

Our spirit can be born again when we believe – but our soul – mind, will and emotions – can still be ALL MESSED UP.  Honestly that is most of our situations.  Many people give up on a life with Christ because they don’t understand this simple truth.  Our spirits are instantly changed when we repent for our sins and accept Jesus as our Savior – but our souls may be very damaged from things we have been through.  God understands this and has great compassion on us.  He will never leave your or walk away from you as you are in your growing process.  It takes a long time to grow, heal and change our souls.  God is patient and He will help and heal us.  (but we must humble ourselves, admit the hurt/problem and ask for help)  

Our souls can be sick and hurt just as bad as our bodies.  And this is something we must work through with God and His word.  But the FREEDOM that comes from our souls being set free in each area is awesome and worth every minute we spend on it.

The scriptures have all the answers we need as it is a living book given to us by our Creator.  Who knows you better than the One who designed you and created you?  But why am I so messed up and wounded inside?  John 10:10 tells us that  “Satan comes to steal, kill, and destroy.” And he is ruthless.  But God comes to give us life and that in abundance.  (love, joy, peace, goodness, patience, kindness, gentleness, self-control, faithfulness).   

So the question that God is asking you – “Will you come with Me on a journey of honesty and truth and let Me set you free?”   Sometimes we get daggers in our souls that only God can heal.  Sometimes freedom comes by acknowledging to God that what happened really hurt us and asking God to help us to forgive someone that did the hurting. (not condoning what they did – just releasing it to God and getting free from it’s damage)

Freedom awaits you – if you will look inside – honestly – and go on this “journey to the center of your soul”  with the One who loves you and wants to see you free and lift the burdens from you.

John 8:36

“Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.”

Believe and Receive.  Jesus calls you friend.  John 15:13

“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.”

My prayer is that you will let Him be your friend and do for you what no one else (or yourself) can do for you.  You are loved.

Slowly, with purpose
He walked through the streets
Each step He was taking
Your life He could see

Breathing in pain
Sores on His back
He suffered the shame
But His heart was intact

He knew that His mission
It must be fulfilled
There was no other way
Except Calvary’s hill

Looking at faces
His mind must have swirled
He kept the joy before Him
Of saving the world

Strong and determined
As His life blood poured out
He knew it was worth it
He ignored hell’s loud shout

As He hung on the cross
He gave out a cry
As He paid for our sins
Tears streamed from His eyes

Love kept Him there
We’ll never know
How bad was His suffering
The three days He was gone

Paying our penalty
As He hung on the cross
He knew what it took
To redeem all the lost

So now it’s our choice
To believe and receive
The beautiful gift
For which He did bleed

 

copyright 2013 Jean Chamblee

HE WHISPERS

March 2, 2018

So today is an especially sweet day. I woke up this morning hearing in my head the phrase “I love you to the moon and back”. I wondered if that thought could have been from God? Would He use a common human phrase to communicate with me? And for Him the moon is not very far or big. Haha

Just waking up I wasn’t thinking with my spirit but was just in my head!! So I dismissed it without much thought. Then later I finally got around to doing something the Lord had asked me to do, and that was to mail my book to an old friend. I had been putting it off because I couldn’t find an envelope, but the Lord patiently waited. I put the dollar stamps on it which were in the shape of a moon and proceeded to the mailbox. I knew God was happy about my obeying Him and following through on this. Then I looked up and on the mailbox was a beautiful bluebird. I thought to myself “bluebird of happiness”,which was a phrase I had heard in a movie. Then it dawned on me that God had put the bluebird there as a sign to me that I was making Him happy by doing what He had asked.

Then quickly in my minds eye or spirits eye to be more accurate; I saw a visual of the Father picking me up and joyfully swinging me around in His arms like a little girl. Wow. I was really having a divine encounter all morning and it was so subtle I could have missed it, but thankful I didn’t. I knew God was communicating. Then I walked back in the house and picked up the stamps. The stamps were a picture of the moon! To the moon and back!! Right in my face. I love you to the moon and back! Then again, I looked out the kitchen window and the bluebird was sitting on the wire in the 20 plus wind gusts we’re having today and holding on as if to wait for me to see it, then it jumped off.

Wow again. I could have missed this all. It started with a subtle “I love you to the moon and back” thought as I woke up. How amazing is God!!! He truly does communicate with us . Are we listening? Do we miss the thoughts He sends our way? Are we awake enough to recognize Him. We certainly can be and He will help us if we ask! He has so much joy in us. We make Him happy! You make Him happy! He made you and has a dream for your life. I hope this inspires you to actively “listen” with your spiritual eyes and ears as well as the other. He whispers, but He is full of love for you. Receive it! Hope you have an awesome day!

Blessings, Jean

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.

QUIET TIMES – Poetry

December 4, 2016

Calmly walking by the bay
The mist is rising up
It crests the rocks and scatters ‘round
And peace, it fills my cup

As I walk and seek You
Silent and alone
My soul it lifts to meet You
My heart lifts to Your throne

Standing in your presence
Your warmth shines on my face
Just as real as earth is
I’m home here in this place

These moments are so holy
Sweet and set apart
As I see reflections face
Your love it fills my heart

Solid our connection
Fruitful are Your words
As they speak into my soul
My place with You assured

Don’t let it break away now
As I enter back inside
A place in our society
It seems no place to hide

Yet it takes a moment
To close my eyes and see
Our beautiful collection
Of quiet times with Thee

copyright 2016 Jean Chamblee Thomas