You are guaranteed to live the rest of your life with someone-- yourself!
Those of us who are married made such a commitment to a special someone, to have and to hold from this day forward, yet the person that we bring to that marriage union is inextricably connected to us for time and eternity. How are you caring for the real you?
John the Beloved spoke unto Gaius, his well beloved friend, and gave him what might be the highest compliment paid in all of the New Testament writings: Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. (III John 2) Gaius had a healthy soul, and John prayed that the other facets of Gaius' life might be as blessed and whole as was his friend in the inner man.
The real you is the offering you will make to God someday: not all of your doing but all of your being! As we plan our days, budget our time, and manage our affairs let us be quite sure to be at peace in the inner man. We are guaranteed to be with this someone for the rest of our days. May the Holy Spirit this day guide us into caring for the needs of our souls!
Daniel & Marie Cox are best friends, soulmates, and co-laborers in the ministry. They and their four children live in Florida, where they have established a church, a private, Christian school, and a fun-loving family!