So if “carnal mindedness” leads to death, why does being “spiritually minded” lead to life and peace? Awareness! I’ve noticed that there are two kinds of drivers on our roads. Some drivers (and these ones scare me) have their eyes glued to the road in front of them and they see nothing else. Somehow they…

Ok, after further thought, I have a couple more things to say about being “spiritually minded”. To cut through all the fog of misunderstanding on this important issue let’s just put this out there to bring some clarity. To be spiritually minded is to appreciate the fact, and live according to the fact, that there…

Obstacles are those things that limit our progress. They make it difficult to achieve our goals even to the point of potential failure. We are not without great help! Some of our obstacles are derived from a very crafty enemy. However, Paul tells us, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in…

A common word to the seven churches spoken to in the Book of Revelations is, “He who has an ear let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the church!” The Lord expects us to be listening to His direction from above. Often Paul said the Holy Spirit told him to go or not…

There are many things that influence our lives. Companies pay big dollars for advertising because people can be influenced to make purchases based upon what they see, hear and even feel. Sometimes we are “led” as sheep to the slaughter! However, there is another way of being “led”. The Apostle Paul tells us we can…

So what have I said so far ( if you missed the two previous blogs)? First, we don’t necessarily become spiritually minded just because follow all the rules. Secondly, you can live in one of two worlds: either one that is just “the natural” which doesn’t even consider the possibility of a higher life, or…

So what is wrong with living by a bunch of rules, especially if some of them are God’s rules? Doesn’t God expect us to live righteously and holy and separated lives? God does desire us to live noble and holy lives, but as Paul discovered it doesn’t happen by keeping the law. It only happens…

Come along with me on a journey for the next few weeks as I explore some thoughts that could be considered a little deeper. I want to lay out for you and understanding of what it means to live “in the Spirit!” The apostle Paul gives us a list in Galatians chapter five of what…