Tag Archives: spiritual formation

Invisible rivers flow in the heart, visible ones in the eyes

Jesus promised His followers rivers of living water flowing from within them, not watered down ideas from outside them. Religious words without spiritual renewal have little effect. However, when invisible, inner rivers of God’s love, flow thru my heart, visible … Continue reading

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Inner awe-ability

Ponder the aweThat stirs within youAt the sightOf nature’s beauty,Inner glimpses ofMajesty and splendor,Beyond all reason,Defying your logic,Intangible but stillDeeply and delightfully real.Cultivate that senseThat you feel inside.Let it grow untilIt dominates your dayAnd overflows throughContinual wonderAnd glorious gratitude. Copyright … Continue reading

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Accolades are mere charades

Accolades are mere charades, and insults are just manmade. It’s what you are on the inside that matters! One of the greatest things in the world is to be free from the torment of self-focus. Pride will choke your heart … Continue reading

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Efforts don’t always equal results; some results come with little effort

My life’s been full of tremendous efforts with little results and no-efforts with tremendous results. Jesus, replace my presumption with humility, my self-promotion with service to others, and my worry with trust in You. Life is more than hard work … Continue reading

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Jesus is my inner engine, not my outward religion

When things in your life shut down, open up to the risen Jesus. It’s always a great time to connect with the risen Jesus and to learn to hear and obey His voice. If there’s no outpouring of Christ from … Continue reading

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Getting close to Jesus will improve your thinking

Distance yourself from negative thoughts, feelings, words, and images. Isolate from them. Then you’ll be less likely to catch anxiety and discouragement. Open your mind to thoughts that are true, uplifting, caring and pure. Close it to those that are … Continue reading

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Spiritual complacency is the opposite of biblical Christianity.

Christ is not a sermon, a concept, or a curriculum. He’s the living God who wants to daily live His life in and thru you. Spiritual complacency is sin. “Seek first the kingdom of God.” Christians are called to be … Continue reading

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Heart-prayer disrupts Christian complacency

Is there a prayer brewing deep within your heart? Be careful. It will stir things up if you let it freely flow out. When prayer is allowed to freely flow from the heart, as prompted by the Spirit, it’s one … Continue reading

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Spiritual hunger — it cries out for more of God

You can’t satisfy spiritual hunger with physical stuff, constant activity, meaningless distractions, or mind altering substances. If you aren’t spiritually hungry, you may be full of worldly distractions. Spiritual hunger isn’t satisfied to hear a talk on the gifts or … Continue reading

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Open the inner spillway to joy from within (Insider Trading)

You can’t control the climate in your neighborhood, but you can cultivate a happy heart. Wholesome fun can make you happy. You don’t have to party wild to experience joy. The spillway of the human heart dries up when God’s … Continue reading

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