God has designed us as spiritual beings. We are created in God’s image, and He has intricately designed us for His purposes. Just as God is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, we are each one person with three distinct aspects of our being. The spiritual aspect of who we are is that which craves for a relationship with our Creator. It is that part of us that longs for meaning in life. It’s the part that says…”I need someone bigger than me in my life.” If we neglect our spiritual well-being, our souls and bodies suffer because the spirit, soul, and body are all divinely connected.
God has designed us with a soul. The soul consists of our mind, will, and emotions. Depending on the condition of these, we will have either a wonderful life despite the blows we face or we will constantly live with struggles and often face despair, depression or oppression. Joyce Meyers tells us that the battle is in the mind, and the mind definitely affects our emotions. What we think we become, and our will determines what we allow in our thoughts and emotions. If we neglect the well-being of our soul, our spiritual and physical life will suffer too.
Psalm 139:13 says, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” With all the care, concern, and detail of a mother who knits a blanket for her newly expected arrival, our Creator has intricately designed our physical bodies. They are magnificent. They are the temples in which God resides. He desires that we care for our bodies through healthy lifestyle choices. If we neglect our physical bodies, our spirits and souls will suffer.
Our spirit, soul, and body are all interconnected. If one is not healthy, the others are also negatively affected. We won’t live the abundant life that God has promised us in John 10:10. So let’s intentionally care for ourselves – spirit, soul, and body.