“I don’t feel pain anymore. Guess what baby… I feel freeeeeeee!”
This is how I felt after Bible study tonight. A friend who knows me well suggested that I listen to the new Kanye West album. I’d been avoiding it. I listened to it all the way home from bible study. I usually can’t here anything, but gospel music or a YouTube sermon…
But today I feel freeeee!
I had just posted a polemic about the spiritual schism between yoga practice and Christian teaching. I sent it to my yoga instructor and my pastor before posting it on Facebook. They both saw it before the yoga class and the bible study.
“And I will give them singleness of heart, and I will put in them a new spirit within them; and I will take out the stony, stubborn heart and give them a tender responsive heart.” Ezekiel 11:19
This verse and verses like this discussing the role of the heart, its relationship with the flesh and interaction with the spirit was the focus of Bible study this evening. Basically how the flesh is yoked to the body. It was the clearest discussion of God’s relationship to man in the flesh that I’ve heard in that bible study.
In my latest posts, I’ve been challenging my pastor to uncover some of the mysteries of the body and dispel this illusion that Christians have no other option but to declare war on the flesh.
But this bible study shed some light on that issue for me, within the context of Christian texts: The heart is between the spirit and the flesh. The spirit is only hostile to the flesh if the heart is unsound (Proverbs 14:30).
My man Richard Rohr says, “Pray like it’s all up to you. Work like it’s all up to God.” I prayed the whole day before bible study, continually it was on my mind and offered to God.
I really like how God is working.
“Der Glaube ist das Ergebnis der Ergebnisse,” ~ Dharma Addict.
“Kids See Ghost sometimes x3 Spirit moving around just moving around x2… It’s the King!”