A Look at a Book
“One Woman’s Answer:
What To Do When Your Life Resembles Alphabet Soup”
By Page Prewitt
“Is there such a thing as a life which is a clear, straight line? Don’t all lives appear to be a mix up? Is there really a possibility of a straight line?” These questions posed by Norman Grubb in the foreword to “Alphabet Soup” brought to my mind the verses, “a double-minded man is unstable in all his ways” and, “for he that doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind” (James 1:6-8). Until we see with the “single eye”—see through to the spirit dimension, we will continue to be pulled in different directions.
When I was first saved, a verse that meant a lot to me was “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind” (Rom. 12:2). I was born again—born of the spirit of God—and so now should live according to that spirit. But how do we do this in our daily lives when, as Norman Grubb so aptly states in his forward to this book, “our lives in one form or another are a proper mix-up”?
“Alphabet Soup,” a booklet by Page Prewitt, addresses these key spirit truths step by step and builds a clear picture as one would piece together a jigsaw puzzle. She shares her personal life experiences and how she found answers. We need to know who we were before we were born again—and understand the change that was wrought in us through our new birth. We need to know the truth about the spirit reality because that’s all the reality there is.
Using diagrams backed up by scripture, Page illustrates the spirit change through which we become a new creation indwelt by a new deity—Jesus Christ. Whereas before our new birth we were children of disobedience and we “walked according to the prince of the power of the air” (Eph. 2:2); after our new birth the Bible tells us, “Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you?” (1 Cor. 6:19.)
With simple illustrations, Page discusses our human make-up: body, soul, and spirit. People have difficulty discerning between the soul (thoughts and feelings) and spirit. Feelings of fear, jealousy, etc., lead us to believe that we are those feelings, and Satan would have us stay forever trying to figure these out and change them. However, Page makes it clear that feelings are neutral and go on naturally because of our humanity. We need to acknowledge them and make the distinction between feelings and spirit-reality so as not to live from them but from the truth of the word of God.
Who we are does not depend on our feelings but on which spirit lives in us. There is no independent “I.” We are either “of our father the devil” or, Christ in our form: “I no longer live, but Christ lives in me” (Gal. 2:20). Satan would have us believe that there is an independent self, but God calls us to believe who He says we are.
Page’s excellent use of diagrams and practical examples from her own life take us through the confusion of an alphabet soup to clarity and a renewed mind. As Norman says, we should be see “through-ers” and not see “at-ers.”
Since I first took hold of the teaching shared by Page in this booklet, my life has been truly transformed. I now know that reality is the spirit reality and I believe that what God says about me is true.
So if you are looking down into a mess of “gcbedbdefdae” soup, take a moment—even right now—to pick up this little book and open your mind to the revelation of “Christ in you, the hope of glory.”