Day 326 Life through the Spirit

We are called to live a life through the Spirit.

Here I saw a pond with a set of rather nice plants in the middle with ducks swimming around. When looked upon in the day you could just pass by quickly with no comment, but come past at night and many will stop and stare at the colours and comment on how beautiful it looks with the coloured green lights highlighting the vegetation. Even the lamp casts a wonderful shadow on the pond. But is this beauty?

Romans 8:1-4

Life through the Spirit

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

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We are called to live a life through the Spirit. 

The path may look rocky and we may doubt our steps, but there is a lamp guiding our children’s footsteps as they leap from rock to rock in joy.

Why do I find myself in constant turmoil within me. The battle is not outside, it is not won with hands, or swords, or guns, or starvation, or trials, or challenges, or more things, or computers, or massive bands.

It is simply won within.

This morning the prayers felt dead, the words I could hear, I knew them off by heart, but no words came from my mouth. I felt dead. When answers seem so simple and easy you want to scream them from the rooftops. “Jesus is alive” I want to shout, I want to express in my very being, in everything I do. But it seems constantly that I am being sent on trial after trial – for what?

Life in the Spirit seems more than just this life, it is eternity! This perhaps is just the training ground. I am still in basic training.

I see my son writing stories now that he has watched me writing a blog. We talk about his stories and discuss where his characters will end up) Perhaps I am not here for me, perhaps my gift is not what I can achieve or what I can do, but perhaps as the sermon said many weeks ago. We are here to pass it on. These failings, these short comings, these doubts that are happening perhaps are not to lead us, but to lead our children or the people we inspire.

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We are called to live a life through the Spirit. 

The Spirit is not in the artificial lights that cast strange glows and create a sense of greatness at how beautiful man can make a waterfall. The amazement of this walk is when you go within the waterfall and look out. The path meanders around the side and goes under the waterfall so you can see out and place your hands through the dropping cold water.

God in his greatness allows us to look from within to without, and place our hands into the kingdom of God so we can just feel the river of life just falling down over our hands. I reach out and pray and as my hands go out I feel water being poured over my hands by Jesus himself. Being washed by the creator of the universe, how awesome? Is this a delusion? Am I crazy?

My day has been like a wretch and a sinner, living in a dead body looking at me from outside, to looking out from within feeling alive with the Spirit.

Dear God, every day is a surprise and I learn
that your Spirit is not in the loud music,
the coloured lights,
the strange sounds
and feelings you can create,
the sounds and colours.
It is not in how hard we work
or what we can accomplish,
but it is;
living with your purpose, not ours.
It is people and their love reaching outward to others.
It is inspiring others to follow the light.
It is living in the Spirit.

Amen

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