A man has three distinct faculties. It is a task to maintain balance in totality. The body houses the soul. and the spirit that never grows old. Bread only satiates the body. The mind and heart may be fixed on somebody. These two comprise the soul. Restless still, the spirit man is seeking control. You could engage in activities, that challenge your mental faculties. You could be one of the blessed few, surrounded by happiness and love too. But have you been feeding your spirit? It won't eat meat and rice or millet. It constantly yearns for the Creator. In the silence of your heart, it will show you the right path. The spirit is always willing, to do all the right/good things. But, the flesh is weak. Constant attention it seeks. Between knowledge and feelings, the soul... is always trying to gain control. The balance between these three, reminds me of the Holy Trinity. Jesus fasted 40 days and 40 nights. Denying the flesh, He tamed it right. That's what fasting does; it doesn't change the mind of God! It teaches you to resist the flesh and look to the Lord. When you stop looking at the physical realm, don't let those negative thoughts overwhelm. Then tame those emotions too. Don't let your person be a wild zoo. Let the spirit take over. It has better composure. On the Word of God, it feeds. Each and every one is a potent seed. -RUELHA www.ruelha.com (Inspired by Matthew 4:4) Featured pic credit:gardenofpraise.com © Copyright Protected. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
It is my desire to study the four gospels. Writing poems helps me put some thought into it thereby making it fun to learn and remember. I was stuck on the book of Matthew for years and never really completed more than the first five chapters until I began writing ‘the Matthew Series‘. Now, I’m revising the contents of the book of Mathew by writing another series of poems titled ‘Inspired by Matthew‘. This one will not be as comprehensive as the Matthew Series and may not be in an orderly sequence. This particular poem is the fourth in the series. I hope you enjoy reading each piece as much as I did writing them.