Hey, I'm back after a week of vacation and a week of being with other ministers of the Assemblies of God in Denver, Colorado. We had a great time, saw some old friends and ate dinner a couple of times with family.
Denver was hot, yet dry and the evenings cooled off nicely.
When we flew into Denver on American Airlines, we were supposed to arrive at 2:10 P.M. I had two tickets for Debbie and I to go to a Colorado Rockies game at 3:05 P.M. The plane was two hours late, due to mechanical failure. We hustled off the plane, got our rent-a-car and promptly got stuck in a traffic jam on the highway going into downtown Denver.
We only got to see the eighth and ninth innings. Bummer. However, we did get to see the stadium, and in one sense were grateful that we didn't have to sit through the whole game because it was literally close to 100 degrees, and it was a lousy game.
I also painted one side of our house, cut down branches, mowed the lawn twice, pulled weeds and played some golf.
Let me give you a thought that has really struck me recently.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Chew on that for a while.
True or false?
God created us as spiritual beings. We are body, that's true, but we are primarily soul and spirit. After we die, it's our spirit and soul that continue, until we receive new, created, perfect bodies in heaven.
So many times we spend an enormous amount of energy in satisfying our bodies. That, I believe, is a deception from both our spiritual enemies and our soulish flesh.
The deception: If I only take care of my body (i.e. what I eat, what I drink, getting enough exercise, etc.) than I will be happy in my spirit and my soul. Yet I am learning that it is just the opposite.
It's as I feed my spirit and my soul that I find happiness and peace in my body. How many illnesses are caused by anxiety and fear in the soul?
We are first and primarily spiritual beings.
Having just taken a vacation to rest my body, I encourage all of us to take daily "vacations" to restore our spirits as well.
Feed your spirit. Feed your soul. And perhaps your body will take care of itself.