SWEETNESS TO THE SOUL

Prov. 16:24 Pleasant words are like a honeycomb,
Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.

The Bible says that humans are fearfully and wonderfully made. We are, as it were, finely tuned instruments designed to play heaven’s songs. Our whole being; our spirit man, our souls, and our physical bodies are intended to flow together to communicate God’s great love song to our hurting world. Our human spirit becomes the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit, our soul is the unique vehicle that His Spirit flows through, and our body of course is the physical temple where this great chorus is expressed. Each part of our being is important and needs to be healthy to communicate and express God’s songs.
Jesus said that unless we are born again we cannot even see His kingdom. The spiritual awakening begins in our spirit, our inner man, where Christ’s love begins to awaken our soul. This is followed by our soul, our will and our emotions. This part of us can easily be corrupted and thrown out of harmony if we become involved in the excesses of this life, you know, alcohol and substance abuse. How can we sing His songs when we are clouded by worldly behavior. Finally, our body is the stage where His songs are sung. We must take care of this temple, it is the only one we have. Here is how A. B. Simpson describes this beautiful balance.

“Spiritual conditions are inseparably connected with our physical life. The flow of the divine life-currents may be interrupted by a little clot of blood; the vital current may leak out through a very small wound. If you want to keep the health of Christ, keep from all spiritual infections, from all heart wounds and irritations. One hour of worry will wear out more vitality than a week of work; one minute of malice or jealousy or envy will hurt more than a drink of poison. Pleasantness of spirit and joyousness of heart are essential to full health. Quietness of spirit, gentleness, tranquility and the peace of God that passes all understanding are worth more than all the sleeping pills in the country. We do not wonder that some people have poor health when we hear them talk for half an hour. They have enough dislikes, prejudices, doubts and fears to exhaust the strongest constitution. My friend, if you would maintain God’s life and strength, keep out the things that kill it. Keep yourself for Him and for His work, and you will find enough and to spare.”

So go ahead and sing God’s songs, paint His works of art, and write His love songs. As Paul told us, we are His workmanship (His work of art), created in Christ for this very purpose. There is a uniqueness in each one of us that is a part of His overall masterpiece. We are singing this song together, it is actually a great orchestra singing His wonderful songs of love.

5 Replies to “SWEETNESS TO THE SOUL”

  1. I find that spending time with God, persueing God, meditating on God, reading His word, cranking up the praise music or however you connect with Him will get us closer to achieving the end A. B. Simpson spoke about, “Quietness of spirit, gentleness, tranquility and the peace of God that passes all understanding”.
    When are not connected to God we begin to run on our batteries and the true power source is so much better, never any fluctuations. Dear God, help me be more aware of when I am not reling on you completely, that I can plug into You and let the river flow! \o/

  2. Beautiful!!!…..
    Wonderful Jesus, we bow down!
    Wonderful Jesus, we bow down!
    We praise Your holy name!
    We praise Your holy name!
    You are worthy Lord!

  3. GLORY, HONOR ANC PRAISE, HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH.
    LET ME ALWAYS SING HALLELUJAH AND PRAISES TO THE KING OF KINGS, JESUS…
    NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES!!!!
    AWESOME PASTOR FRANK, LOVE YOU, HAVE A GREAT DAY IN OUR POWERFUL KING… 🙂
    HALLELUJAH….. 🙂

  4. When I feel MORE UNCOMFORTABLE in this culture than USUAL, I TRY TO REMIND MYSELF – I AM SEATED IN HEAVENLY PLACES IN CHRIST JESUS !!!

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