Tag: Holy Spirit
Learning the Language
In his book Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God, Tim Keller amplifies a point made by Eugene Peterson, …our prayers should arise out of immersion in the Scripture. We should “plunge ourselves into the sea” of God’s language, the Bible. We should listen, study, think, reflect, and ponder the Scriptures until there is an…
Why Not Both/And?
“And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness, while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled…
Yes, There’s Evil
Yes, there’s evil. No, I’m not going to pelt you with a Walt Whitman-esque litany of all the ugly stuff, real, imagined or concocted for extra views & clicks, that you see every time your eyes veer screenward. The screen grab above came from an email I received from the Social Security Administration. I’m old…
I Feel the Light Again
When last I blogged, I described my winter sun feeling. Actually, the lack of feeling as the very bright day star was all-kinds-of-seen but not-at-all felt through the frigid air. I likened my spiritual state to that; aware of God’s reality but not feeling his presence. During the last week of Advent, God graced me…
The Faux Flood
The serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, to sweep her away with a flood. (Revelation 12:15) Over coffee (and a river of that sacred morning brew was necessary to read and discuss symbol dense Revelation 12 with church friends), I noticed that this particular flood is an example…
Letting the Word of God bounce around in our minds makes it available for the Spirit of God to bring to remembrance all that Jesus said….