Category Archives: Holy Spirit

You can live by the Spirit everywhere

To “live by the Spirit”And “not quench the Spirit”Is to fully yield yourselfTo be carried by the currentAs the Spirit flowsLike inner riversAlive with the powerAnd presence of GodAnd blowsLike a mighty rushing windFrom deep withinYour surrendered heart. The more … Continue reading

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Inner fruit can keep you smiling

Jesus, teach meHow to be a fieldWhere the fruitOf the Spirit can flourish. Abundant fruitOf God’s SpiritCan’t growInside meUntil I allowJesus and HisRivers of living waterTo freely flowAnd irrigate meFrom within. The fruit of God’s SpiritIs a slow grow.It doesn’t … Continue reading

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Religion is predictable. The Holy Spirit is unpredictable.

As a Pharisee, Nicodemus preferred predictable, programmed, and rigid religion, but Jesus told him that God’s Spirit is unpredictable like the wind. (See John chapter three.) Religiously satisfying the flesh (our human desires and our need to look good before … Continue reading

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Living on eagle time

–Be an inner eagle–There are uplifting currentsHidden in your mindAnd undetected in your heart,Thoughts of hopeAnd rising streamsOf inner warmth,That can lift your spiritAnd keep it highLike an eagleSailing on the invisibleUpdrafts of the sky.Extend your inner wings wideAnd begin … Continue reading

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Body-life: seeing the body of Christ in action (on a sheep farm)

Experiencing the Holy Spirit as a gathered people requires a group openness to the Holy Spirit. We need to surrender our plans, programs, agendas, and control and instead trust the living Jesus to actively lead us and direct us like … Continue reading

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Spirit-led to focus on, follow, & glorify Jesus

We can’t be Spirit-ledIf we’re unwillingTo move ahead. Christians who don’t learn to be led by the Spirit are missing out on what it means to be a child of God. (See Romans 8:14.) If Christians won’t learn to be … Continue reading

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Why don’t American Presidents carry guns?

Can you think of a US President who carried a gun? Most (if not all) have found it completely unnecessary. Why? Presidents are protected by the best security system and body guards that money can buy — the Secret Service. … Continue reading

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At the intersection of hope & despair

At the intersection of hope and despair, take the uphill road to hope, not the downhill road to despair. You’re alive; be delighted. Let God shine in and delight up the darkness in your heart. I’m not interested in apathy. I … Continue reading

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Bland faith?

Christianity that fails to produce fire in your soul probably is something less that the real deal. Some people are afraid of blind faith, but I find bland faith far more frightening. Bland faith is powerless. Living faith opens eyes, transforms lives, … Continue reading

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A preacher’s tweak once a week isn’t enough

Christianity has to be more than a preacher’s little tweak once a week. All Christians (not just one per church) are called and ordained to preach the Gospel–to tell people the good news about Christ! The traditional church  service typically doesn’t … Continue reading

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