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…

Emotions · Joy · Pressed · Spirit · Spiritual Maturity

pressed joy…

Conflicting emotions stir in flesh and spirit… The flesh feeling pressed… almost to the point of being overwhelmed… at the things which need to happen for Him in the next twelve hours… Yet… as I contemplate what needs to be done… feel the pressing… my spirit is joy-full…! And odd combination… What would’ve caused anxiety……… Continue reading pressed joy…