So you thought God would have nothing to do with you because of your soul reactions? You might even have thought that when you were down it was an unmistakable sign that God had withdrawn from you, and when you were sparkling it was because He had drawn near to you. Perhaps you now and then or perhaps quite often despise yourself because you are overweight or don’t feel very attractive. Do you know what all those exterior things are? Do you remember hairy Esau who sold his birthright for a meal and his fair brother Jacob? In a sense we are both Esau and Jacob. In the natural they were twins connected at birth in the same manner as we are born with soul and spirit. Our soul and its display of emotions and reactions might seem coarse and hairy to us, but from our inner calm center where we just know that we know Jacob’s fair voice is heard by the Father and blessed. You are, Jacob, the redeemed one and it seems to you like you have to drag along with this unruly and often so offensive Esau your entire life. Well, the plain fact is that you have to. They are forever twins both blessed in the one. Your soul is designed to respond to life’s many facets. It is just as much you as your spirit. But, you see even if you look like Esau your inner voice, Jacob, speaks for you and it speaks louder than your twin brother. It might not always feel like that’s the case, but you always return to the center, don’t you? To the place where you simply know. Don’t be afraid of yourself anymore. Light shines unimpeded from darkness. Every negative in your life the Spirit uses to bring life to others. The Spirit flows nicely from us whether we are down or rejoicing. That’s all we need to know.
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