One Thread That Winds Them All

“When you examine the lives of the most influential people who have ever walked among us, you discover one thread that winds through them all. They have been aligned first with their spiritual nature and only then with their physical selves.” – Albert Einstein

Conversation with God – Galatians 5:22-23

It is written, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22-23)

This is where the fruit of the Spirit lives, in your heart. It is where I reside. If you can quiet your mind enough to listen to your heart and be present in every moment, there you will find all the fruits of the Spirit and many more gifts as well.

All you have to do is stay present and open. Here you will find all the fruits of the Spirit and they will fill your entire being, intertwining themselves in your life and relationships. I will be there. I am.

God will only fill empty hands.

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Religion

“Religion is what happens when the spirit has left the building.” -Bono

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit makes God’s power real to us and alive in us, turning doctrines into relationship.

Suddenly, sin becomes less about obeying the law and more about grieving a Person. Ultimately, the largeness of the Presence of the Father is what allows us to overcome our sinful impulses.

Jesus Chose You First

It’s amazing to think about it. Jesus chose you first. He chooses you and then, you choose Him. God puts the Holy Spirit inside of you and then, in a moment of miraculous grace, He gives you the faith to call out to Him. And thus, begins your life long (and life altering) relationship with God.

Let’s not forget how it is in this way that we came to be in relationship with God. When you acknowledge this, you begin to grasp the depth of His love for you. You are chosen by God! Unconditionally loved by Him. You are special. Dwell in that. Let God be your valentine.

Freedom

freedom

Between a stimulus and response, there is always a space. And in that space lies your freedom.

 

Free Spirits

Since so many of you loved my original poem, “Free Spirits” from an earlier post, I decided to show you all in video the melody that I hear with the poem. For those of you that missed it, I’ve written the poem again here. Let me know what you think!

 

 

Here’s to the free spirits

Who fall in love

Keep their minds wide open

and their heads up.

And though they’re crushed and broken

They’re still fearless and tough

Here’s to the free spirits,

yea, here’s to us!

Distinguishing Between Spirit and Will

When faced with a choice, for example to stay or to go, listen to yourself. You can usually distinguish a spiritually inspired idea from a will-driven or ego-driven idea by how quiet your head is whenever you think about it. The spirit’s voice is quiet yet strong.

Free Spirits (Part II)

Due to the high volume of positive responses on my poem “Free Spirits”, I have decided to continue it here. By the way, I am so glad that you all enjoy the writing- it makes me feel special 🙂

Here’s to the free spirits

Who’ve had enough

with the world’s expectations

and society’s bluff.

No, they’re not perfect

but they’re as real as it comes.

Here’s to the free spirits

Yea, here’s to us!

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