The soul can be that very thing in each of us that has the ability to guide us, warn us and teach us. When the soul begins to work in each of us it knows our heart, just as God does. The only thing that the soul has to contend with is our “free will”.
In the spirit of not pointing fingers I will begin with saying that I too have felt that my soul felt like a raisin rather than a grape. With that being said we know that the best wine comes from the best grapes and we also know that a lot of work goes into ensuring that the yield is only of the highest quality.
Some days I will admit that if my soul were used to make wine, I might actually end up with a glass of vinegar. Now I know there are some out there who will say that wine can be made from raisins, but I have had it and it is just not the same. Either way looking into my own soul is not an easy task; especially when it is asking me to.
How we choose to seek out our soul is up to the individual and I am not here to tell you how, but rather to go ahead and do it. God is seeking a relationship with you here on earth long before your days are done here. Find a way to search it and realize what God has waiting for you. If you are a Christian you know that it as simple as asking Jesus Christ to help you find what you need or to take away a burden that is keeping you from finding truth. If you are not a Christian, then it is as simple as asking Jesus Christ into your heart, ask Him to take your sins and claim Him as your Lord and Saviour.
To help understand how the soul can be filled, turn to the music that God has inspired through the ages. The hymns we sing in church are designed by God to awaken our souls and turn them from a raisin to a grape, filled with the rich essence of the fruit that pleases and nourishes. Together we become the wine or simple grape juice that fulfills the thirst our soul has when it seeks that relationship with God.
One hymn that I like among so many is “Where the Spirit of the Lord Is”. It is very short, but gets right to the point of having a spiritual relationship with Jesus.
So, will you be a raisin or a grape?