What is Spirit, Soul, and Body?

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Have you ever wondered, “How am I made- what are the different parts of me, and why does it matter?”  If so, perhaps this explanation will uncover some of the mysteries behind how we are marvelously created and interwoven between our Spirit, Soul, and Body and the importance of ALL of you!   

Perhaps the first thing to know is that your spirit cannot live on earth without your body. Your body is the “earth suit” that connects you to this world and affords you experiences within the physical realm. (That part you probably already knew!) But did you know that your spirit cannot directly relate to your body? It needs a “bridge.” This is where your soul comes in, connecting the spirit and the body! 

Your soul is eternal and is composed of the mind, free will, emotions, and your unique personality. Your soul, through your body, interacts with people and your environment, while your spirit, through your soul, connects you to the spiritual realm.  

Your soul, being that it is eternal and will live forever in one of two places, makes it incredibly precious and sought after by both God and the devil. God wants to save it, and the devil wants to destroy it! 

You already have a wounded soul, which the devil takes advantage of, and God wants to heal. You were actually born with a sin-nature passed down from Adam and Eve, and throughout your life, your soul contains the pain of others’ sins against you as well as your own sins.  

It’s also important to remember that a war wages between the wounded soul and the spirit. Your spirit always points toward and exists exclusively for God, whereas your soul tends to be self-focused. The bible says in Galatians 5:17, The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the spirit wants. And the spirit gives us desires that are opposite of what the sinful nature desires. They are in conflict with each other so that you do not do what you want.”  

This is where we all fall!  That all too familiar reality of feeling stuck in cycles we don’t want.  At times do you feel like you are your own worst enemy? You are not alone.  Well, thankfully, The Lord understands our human condition and the battles at hand! We are grateful for His patience, mercy, and forgiveness while we allow him to mold and shape AND HEAL our wounded soul into the image of His son, Jesus!  Jesus, Heal Thy Life!!    

You were not created to live in turmoil, but in harmony, HEALTH, love, joy, peace and freedom.  How do we live in this victorious HEALTHY freedom?  That’s what HealThy Life is all about, but that’s for another blog!!  Stay tuned! 


  1. Hannah says:

    This blog post is wonderful. It helped me to understand how our Spirit, Soul, and Body are connected. Thanks for sharing!

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