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Soul Health

| 1:40 MIN READ |

We’re all creatures of habit. We have regular routines and rituals. Some are good, and others, not so good.

To improve your life, you must upgrade your habits. One habit that needs attention for most of us involves our thinking habits.

The Apostle Paul referred to three dimensions of our being where we form habits in 1 Thessalonians 5:23 (Message) “May God Himself, the God who makes everything holy and whole, make you holy and whole, put you together—spirit, soul, and body—and keep you fit for the coming of our Master, Jesus Christ.”

The second area Paul identified as critical to a healthy and whole life is our soul. To be a healthy, whole person, we need healthy soul habits. The Greek word is “psyche.” Your soul is the essence of your personality. It is your thinking, your choices, and your emotions.

The most important activity of your soul is your thinking. Your thinking leads to your choices and determines your feelings. To change your choices and feelings for the better, you must change the way you think.

Think about the things you regularly think about. Are you a chronic worrier? Do you entertain unrealistic expectations of life and others? Are your thought patterns prone to negativism, childishness, brooding, brewing and stewing? Do you tend to focus on the things you lack or long for? Are your thoughts filled with grumbling or gratitude?

Unhealthy thinking leads to an unhealthy life! Pay attention to your thinking. Get to work on improving the quality of your thoughts. Meditate on God’s Word. Let the Spirit of God raise your thoughts to a higher level. You’ll be happier and more useful to God and others!

Pastor Dale