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Spiritual Strength-Training

Spiritual Strength-Training

Why on earth would we need spiritual strength-training? The Merriam-Webster dictionary tells us that few definitions of strength are capacity for exertion or endurance, power to resist force, and power of resisting attack. These are all qualities needed in spiritual life! God is strong, and he wants you strong. So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil…

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God -The Spiritual Immune System, part 2/4.

God -The Spiritual Immune System, part 2/4.

In the first part of the series I presented a formula for spiritual health. We need to have a healthy diet and a good balance of exercise and rest. All that together equals as the spiritual immune system. God (the Spiritual Immune System) : Father (Rest) + Son (Nutrition)+ Holy Spirit(Exercise) This second part of the series will be about the Father/Rest in the equation. The third part will be about the Son/Nutrition and the fourth part will be about…

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Knock, knock! Who’s there?

Knock, knock! Who’s there?

“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” (Rev. 3:20 NIV) Jesus is knocking. Can you hear him? Or is your life too noisy? Jesus is knocking. Will you open the door? Or are you too busy? Lent is a perfect time to get an annual spiritual check-up. How is your hearing? How is your vision? How…

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Reading Bible with Five Senses – Ignatian Mediatation

Reading Bible with Five Senses – Ignatian Mediatation

Who would think that a monk, Ignatius, who lived 1491-1556 would encourage Christians a half a millenia later to grab their Bibles and read it with all their God-given senses? Don’t you just love the idea? Ignatian Meditation asks that we enter into the story of scripture, that we become a part of the action. We need to use our imagination and smell, taste, touch, hear and see through the Bible! Bring it on, right? I am giving here a…

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Keeping a Spiritual Prayer Journal

Keeping a Spiritual Prayer Journal

As I started reading the Bible through in one year, I fast realized I need a journal to accompany my journey. I want to record my thoughts, questions, findings, revelations along the way. This might be something you want to consider, too. As we prayerfully approach reading the Bible, the Holy Spirit will show us new things through God’s word. That’s why it is a living word! And that’s why I want to record the reading process. A.W.Tozer has said…

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