GodReflection: Power Words
Maybe it is so obvious there is no need.
It could be every page in my Bible speaks it between the lines.
I’ve known it all along but have never attempted to express it.
Perhaps with age the contrast increases.
I am who I was as a child. I am soul.
Sure, as a kid I was a more immature version. Yes, through the years I acquired maturity and a certain set of skills. However, I feel great continuity to the “me” on the playground of Hillcrest Elementary School.
I think what bothers me with age is the attempt to correlate my eternal soul—that feels as young as “me” did when I played childhood tag with a heart that has matured, a body in massive decline, and a mind that has lost some of its quickness.
Here is what I think.
My body will continue its decline as I increase in years. As a body part, the brain that allows my mind to function while on earth will likewise decline with age. Both body and brain became terminal with the Eden exit.
What will change is my heart. I suppose my heart started its transformation when the Holy Spirit entered in. I wish my heart-growth could be further along. However, it is what it is. I suspect that is my fault rather than the fault of the Spirit.
My expectation is to see additional heart/spirit progress. A limitation of life and my Eden heart means my God-turned heart will not reach its greatest potential this side of the grave.
Here is how I see it. Both body and mind will decline with age. My heart (spirit) will increase in its capacity to beat more like the heart of Jesus. And, I will still be the me I have known all of my life.
Now, finally the best news:
All of that combined makes identity a personal word of power to guide my walk.
Dr. Gary J. Sorrells – A GodReflection on the Power Word Identity.