How would we know if we are spiritually immature when one of the symptoms of being earthly-minded is being blinded to our own condition? Much like losing your appetite can be a symptom of being malnourished. The following phrases from scripture could possibly wake us up, if we are, in fact, earthly-minded.
Lord, You are marvelously powerful, and Your power moves in ways unseen to most of us. No grandiose displays of might are needed to move the hearts of men, though they are all around us in nature. It took a hidden call to our hearts. We had built fortresses of wisdom to protect ourselves from … Continue reading Considering Our Calling
The Lord is always speaking through the illumination of the Holy Spirit. He does so through His word, through the law written on our hearts, and through His providences. For the spiritually-minded believer, He is always there showing us the futility of the things of the world. It is all passing away, we are weak … Continue reading Today, If You Hear His Voice
And David organized them in divisions corresponding to the sons of Levi: - I Chronicles 19:15 Lord, we are naturally prone to disorder and sin, and there is so much in this life that is out of place. Help us order our spiritual lives first, for if they are out of order, how will we … Continue reading A Prayer for Order
Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, “I have no pleasure in them” - Ecclesiastes 12:1 The older I get, the more the wisdom in this passage resonates. I continue to enjoy my years, but when … Continue reading Jesus in the Days of Our Youth
So Saul died for his breach of faith. - 1 Chronicles 10:13 These are sobering words. A man who was anointed as king by the Holy Spirit did not follow the ways of the Lord and died because of it. We must be careful, for our enemy is seeking whom he may devour. Are … Continue reading A Sobering Reminder
This is an encouraging book for pre-teens and young teens written by Charlotte Marie Tucker. Tucker was a prolific writer better known as A Lady of England (A.L.O.E.). This book is a story within a story. Imagine Grandpa reading to his grandson in the Princess Bride, and you will begin to get the picture. Of … Continue reading The Giant Killer by Charlotte Marie Tucker (A.L.O.E.) – Book Review
I always enjoy spending time in Port William, but this time was a bit more tragic. Wendell Berry has a way of taking what appears to be an ordinary, well-lived, life of a man in Kentucky and showing you the hidden tensions and pressures that are at work. Sometimes the seemingly trivial choices we make … Continue reading The Memory Of Old Jack by Wendell Berry – Book Review