soul train

We recently watched the movie, “How to Train a Dragon” & we really enjoyed it – lots of laughing & fun!  After the movie, my kids & I were talking about how the guy worked to train Toothless, his dragon.  One of my kids said to me, “Mom, are you trying to train me?!?”  I busted out laughing because it was a really cute & innocent question, making me smile in my heart 🙂

This question also started me thinking about the idea of “training” & what it means in various contexts – physical training, educational training, etc.  To understand the training process, we need to think about how training is achieved – through discipline, education & direction.  So lately, I’ve been thinking about the idea of soul training.  If we think about our souls as the combination of our mind, will and emotion, then soul training would be the training of our mind & thoughts, the training of our emotions and the training of our will.  So with this idea of training, it begs the question, “Who does the training?”  For me, I’ve decided that the training of my soul is through the Holy Spirit, using lots of different tools including the Bible, people, situations, etc.  I don’t want to be a victim of my emotions or my thoughts or my will.  I want to be trained by & domesticated to the Holy Spirit.  I find that soul training is less painful when I cooperate rather fight the process.

Soul training has eternal benefits 🙂

2 thoughts on “soul train

  1. Totally agree – like what I was telling you about my new soul workshop series…some of us are good at changing our thought patterns but what I easily do is remain soulishly immature by trying to ignore my feelings, like they’re just going to go away, instead of finding out why I react so juveniley (sic) to certain situations. I just read a list of indicators of emotional growth levels from infant to adult…please help me Holy Spirt to mature.

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