spirit of God

Your Pilot Light

“You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.” – Psalm 18:28 A friend once asked me, “what does it mean to live in the Spirit or to have the Spirit inside of you?” I can understand him seeking guidance on this concept, because it perplexes people all the time. As we walk through life, we don’t always feel the Spirit of God on the inside. In response to this, the Lord gave me this revelation when I was contemplating how to answer my friend. When you’re baptized, God puts a “pilot light” inside of you. You know what a pilot light is, it’s in your fireplace or your stove. It’s a little blue, almost invisible light that provides the flame needed to light the gas coming out of the main burner. At times you almost need a flashlight to find it. It hardly gives off

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Nourished by the Tree of Life

“May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” – 2 Corinthians 13:14 Hannah and I recently returned from a brief trip to Florida for her yearly family reunion. She is one of six children, so it’s a large gathering with all the grandchildren included. One of the things we do is gather every morning. We begin with an extended time of devotional sharing, and everyone takes a turn expressing what’s on their hearts. Picture if you will this beautiful couple in their 60s, who’ve served God for most of their lives. They’ve been blessed financially, have their big family all around them, and they love the Lord. Add cinnamon rolls, coffee, and all other essentials, and you’ve got yourself the perfect recipe for a wonderful time with the Lord! On the last day, it

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