It’s Not Supernatural to Him

4Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. 6There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons. 7But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 8For to one is…

Gut Check: Am I Sinning?

I admit, I'm a little scattered today.  Struggling with whether something is a sin or not (it is not obviously a sin, but that does not mean I am not sinning.  Intent is bigger than action), checking my spiritual temperature.  Waiting on the labs. I don't know if this is something I'm not acknowledging is…

A Bout Of Spiritual Flu

One moment you feel fine. The next moment, your throat is on fire and you feel like you got hit by a truck. Welcome to the wonderful world of influenza, that pesky little group of malcontent germs that have tormented folk for centuries. It wracks the body with fever and chills and coughs.  The body…

Are A Soul

  "You don't have a soul, you are a soul.  You have a body." One of my favorite quotes.  The depth of understanding in this astounds me and tickles my mind. When we grasp that we are a soul, and wear a body, it puts our existence into clearer focus.  For the Christian, it brings…

Our Spirit: Not a Theoretical Concept

A quick reminder/encouragement: The spirit is not some hocus-pocus, theoretical concept, but a part of our actual selves.  If it was not, then we would not be saved through Jesus.  If we had no spirit, we would have no need of spiritual salvation--our death would be the true end of our existence, like the death…