flesh · Good News · Healing · Mark · Prayer · Preaching · Sin · Spirit

it’s all spiritual…

In the beginning of the gospel of Jesus… the one according to Mark… we see the beginning of the journey… the path of discipleship laid out… Repentance… baptism… temptation… fellowship… revelation… By the end of the first chapter… we discover… it’s all spiritual… See and hear with me… Read Mark 1:35-45… After an evening of healing… Jesus…… Continue reading it’s all spiritual…

Daily · flesh · Holy Spirit · Prayer · Spirit · Way

fighting… daily…

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. 1Corinthians 10:13 ESV The daily fight… flesh vs Spirit… it’s common to us all… But Jesus… He showed us the Way… to battle the flesh in the Spirit… “… Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing,…… Continue reading fighting… daily…

Battle · flesh · Holy Spirit · Spirit · Victory

flesh vs Spirit… a daily battle…

For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. Galatians 5:17 ESV I’ve felt the battle of late… flesh vs Spirit… When I’m about the business…… Continue reading flesh vs Spirit… a daily battle…

Emotions · flesh · Heart · Love · Spirit · Stirred Up

emotions stirred…

I find emotions stirred… caught up in a competition… One in which I have no stake… emotional or otherwise… I don’t know the competitors… except by reputation… but I find my heart rate increased… attention riveted… My own loud exclamation… grabs my attention… And I wonder… Why…? why do I care so much…? so much… I…… Continue reading emotions stirred…

Heart · Silence · Spirit · Understanding

where to start a pilgrimage…

Last night… after considering my failure of living silence… understanding comes this morning… To live a life of pilgrim words… inner silence… is the key to outer silence… This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength but…… Continue reading where to start a pilgrimage…

Faith · Growth · Spirit · Spiritual Discipline

fan the flame…

Chilly days… cold nights… mean fires in the fireplace… Each morning… waking to what seems cold… dead… still… where fire blazed bright and warm the night before… The wood consumed… gray ashes in their place… But under the gray… hide coals… which need stirring… Using the poker… they are uncovered… revealing a fuel for flame……… Continue reading fan the flame…