Holy Spirit · Inspiration · Motivation

motivation vs. inspiration…

Yesterday… I learned the difference between motivation and inspiration… Motivation pushes people to do what they should… Inspiration pulls the desire… or spirit… to do what they should do out of them… To inspire… is to lift others to pursue a higher purpose… God inspires… He is not pushy… He actually puts His Spirit in…… Continue reading motivation vs. inspiration…

Battle · Bless · Holy Spirit · Humbled · Prayer

bless someone with prayer…

It’s such a blessing when someone prays for you… I’m humbled by her words… after praying over her… as she wept against my shoulder… Because the way I pray for others today… almost freely… was a battle to get to… Battling flesh… self-consciousness… introversion… fear… every time the Spirit said… Pray for them… or… Offer to pray for…… Continue reading bless someone with prayer…

Focused · Following · Holy Spirit · Narrow · Way

driving the narrow road…

It’s hard to sight-see on these roads… My husband’s remark concerning the narrow… winding… way we drive… Roads with no shoulder… steep rocky rise on one side… steep wooded drop off on the other… Only two lanes wide… And I think about the narrow road He calls us to walk… “Enter through the narrow gate.…… Continue reading driving the narrow road…

Deception · Emotions · Holy Spirit

heart takeover…

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? Jeremiah 17:9 ESV Emotions… My broken… soul-sick… emotions used to drive my words… actions… life… It wasn’t pretty… Left my heart wounded… My thoughts dark… They led me to places I should’ve never wandered… So grateful… He has… and is… increasingly……… Continue reading heart takeover…

Discipleship · Goal · Holy Spirit · Love

discipleship goal…

The question of discipleship stirred in my spirit today… Precisely… What is the goal of discipleship…? Posing the question here… moved me to look for discipleship’s definition… Christian discipleship is the process by which disciples grow in the Lord Jesus Christ and are equipped by the Holy Spirit, who resides in our hearts, to overcome the…… Continue reading discipleship goal…