Fruit · The Journey

The Journey Readings: Week 51… and hypocrisy…

Hypocrisy… Jesus doesn’t tolerate it… in any of creation…There was a fig tree… leafed out… looking as if it was full of fruit…Jesus… being hungry… went to the tree… to be filled…but there was no fruit in its branches…And He said to it, Never again shall fruit grow on you!And the fig tree withered up…… Continue reading The Journey Readings: Week 51… and hypocrisy…

Conversation · Dark · Fruit · Humility

more evidence… of struggling to abide…

Yesterday… I ran to the dark…  after words… with a loved one… seeking solace… in the dark… a slice of pizza in one hand… a beer in the other… the struggle to abide… clearly evident…It’s been a long time… since I ran to the dark… lights out… door shut… darkness outside the window…I let it cover…… Continue reading more evidence… of struggling to abide…

Abide · Conversation · Fruit

abiding… yielding… fruit…

What the Word says about… fruit…Recognizing… the spiritual fruit… of abiding…The fruit of righteousness will be peace;The effect of righteousness will be quietnessand confidence forever.Isaiah 32:27But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,gentleness and self-control.Galatians 5:22-23…for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness,righteousness and truth…Ephesians 5:9Through Jesus, therefore,…… Continue reading abiding… yielding… fruit…

Abide · Conversation · Fruit · Journeying

more abiding… branch and vine…

Yesterday’s… really…? …left me with a heart ready… to exercise this truth…”…I am the vine; you are the branches.Whoever abides in me and I in him,he it is that bears much fruit,for apart from me you can do nothing. …”John 15:5ESV (emphasis added)The idea that without branches… the Vine bears no fruit… caused me to pause… marvel……… Continue reading more abiding… branch and vine…

Abide · Conversation · Fruit · Journeying

really…?

This morning… in the margin… I wrote… Really?An idea… presented as a truth… regarding abiding…”…I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. …”John 15:5ESV(emphasis added)Now this… I knew… and accepted… about abiding… but when the author… says…Without…… Continue reading really…?

Conversation · Faith · Fruit · Repentance

breathe in… breathe out…

It amazes me how God brings things together… the redefining… of do… and breath… built on one another… connected through His leading… in my reading… The spiritual practices… exercises… that God calls us to… that seem like nothing to many… are essential to our walk of faith… our walk with the Spirit…It is through these exercises of…… Continue reading breathe in… breathe out…