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Blog archives for September, 2014

Archive for September, 2014

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

BAD MEDICINE There’s a lake in northern Minnesota called Bad Medicine because it’s spring fed with no inlet or outlet. We Christians are not to be like that lake –  listeners only to the melody of the Holy Spirit for our own spiritual nourishment, though that’s part of it.  We are to be amplifiers of […]

Friday, September 26th, 2014

THE WHOLE ENCHILADA The story of the rich young man is vital for those wanting to be serious Christians. In Mark 10:21, Jesus says, “One thing you lack…Go sell everything you have…then come follow me.” On first glance, it seems to be about selling our material possessions and giving the proceeds to the poor.  But […]

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

MATTHEW 17 For three years the apostles were physically and mentally in the presence of Jesus, and that determined their thoughts and actions. When He left them, they became frightened flounderers. Then came Pentecost. How goes it with you? Have you fallen a few steps behind in your walk with Jesus? Do you need a […]

Friday, September 19th, 2014

PROVOKING THE LORD  Yesterday morning, I was taking in the beauty of Table Rock Lake in Kimberling City, Missouri, and reading from Jeremiah, when the Holy Spirit highlighted the 7th verse of Chapter 25 in my mind. “You have provoked me with WHAT YOUR HANDS HAVE MADE, and you have brought harm to yourselves.” God’s […]

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

THE MELODY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT II Life is filled with exhaling and inhaling. We exhale the stale air within us and inhale the fresh air surrounding us. When we can no longer do that, we physically die. The melody of the Holy Spirit is the spiritual air within our spirits. We breathe out our […]

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

THE MELODY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT I What is this melody of the Holy Spirit? It’s all His gifts within the spirits of believers – wisdom, guidance, comfort, and His abiding influence. It’s what is within me that is of God. There is also within me what is of me – self-seeking, self-righteousness, self-indulgence, and […]

Monday, September 8th, 2014

THE BATTLE BELONGS TO THE LORD John 12:31 acknowledges that Satan is the ruler of this world. But Jesus is the Commander of the Army of the Lord, and Christians everywhere are called to join His forces against Satan. It is a constant conflict that rages on the battlefield of earth, one in which the […]

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

SAILING WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT When my heart is aligned with the heart of God, the Holy Spirit becomes a gentle wind that fills the sails of my little boat and blows me into His living waters. That picture in my imagination brings me great comfort and joy. The Holy Spirit does for me what […]

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Put God First Luke recorded in Acts 15, starting with verse 24, a letter the church council in Jerusalem wrote to the Gentiles in Antioch regarding circumcision and the law of Moses. The fourth sentence of the letter contains these words: “It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to burden you […]