This isn’t some esoteric, religious, and even impractical question. You can live life with your body ruling the way or you can walk the path of life with your soul guiding the way. Think about the differences. Living according to your body means pleasing it in ways that are only physical. And when your body dies it’s all over. Living according to your soul is preparation for eternity that starts with a brief opening act on this earth. The choice is yours.
We all live to our bodies in some way or another. I think a key to life is trying to moderate living listening to our bodies. In the extreme, our bodies can never get enough. That’s why people end up addicted to food, sex, and every other type of physical pleasure.
Living according to our souls brings us closer to God and further away from a life just filled with bodily pleasures. I think in those moments when I live more to soul than body I am happier, more fulfilled, and at peace. I fall back to body living all the time but realize that a better life is by living to my soul, and following the path leading to God. This life, as wonderful as it can be, is only the opening act to eternity, where living according to soul is all there is. We may well have a “physical” body in heaven, as some say we do after being in heaven during a near death experience, but the guiding light in eternity is all soul.
Good to step back this week and look at how much you live according to body versus soul.
Have a great, soulful week!
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. Galatians 5:16-17