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…

Faith · flesh · Opinion · Spirit

indulging personal preferences…

When we indulge our opinions…our personal preferences…we feed our flesh…Whether in food choices…fashion…interior design…pleasing self… our natural bents…feeds the flesh…When we allow personal preferences… in the church…to affect a community of Believers…whether it’s worship style… or personality of the preacher…it’s destructive… and divisive…For to set the mind on the flesh is death,but to set the…… Continue reading indulging personal preferences…

Authority · Beauty · Church · One · Passion · Spirit

beauty and passion…

Beauty… passion…I saw… both… at the symphony on Sunday…The beauty of many…coming together as one…Every member…under the direction of one…each with a different instrument…a different role…Beautiful…It gave me just a glimpse… an idea…of what the church could be…if we all came under One…and followed the same score…For in one Spirit we were all baptized into…… Continue reading beauty and passion…

Know · Spirit

fifteen days…

Fifteen days… till Christmas…This morning I realized things I haven’t yet done this year…things done in the past… by this time…No Nativity scene set out…The Advent wreath with Mary riding the donkey round and round… a candle for each counting-down-day… still in its box…Resting in where He leads this year…Seeking Him… the heart of the Season…not…… Continue reading fifteen days…