Staying in the Right Place

It’s a challenge.

I know some people will say it’s easy for me, I’m a Pastor. Come on, let’s be real. I share many of the same struggles that everyone else struggles with. This week has been no exception.

I should know better. Keeping my basic spiritual disciplines is essential. It’s so easy to be distracted, become complacent or just plain lazy. I must pray. I must read the Word. Without them, I am all at sea, I become a little fuzzy.

God has definitely been nudging me these last couple of days. Reminding me how important it is to get time alone with Him. Regular time with Him keeps me sane. I need to hear what He has to say.

‘Those who sow to the flesh, reap of the flesh. Those that sow to the spirit, reap spiritual things.’ Spending time with God keeps my spiritual levels up. Then the flesh doesn’t rule quite so much.

Here’s a call to all Christians…you cannot get by without the Holy Spirit. Get filled. Be continually filled. Be led by the Spirit, not by your fleshly desires. If you don’t then you’ll discover life getting somewhat wobbly, you’ll think God isn’t working for you when in reality it’s not God, it’s you. Keep the main thing, the main thing….keep your eyes focused on Jesus. It can’t do you wrong.

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Just had a stretch in the thinking by Dave Gilpin at Not Business As Usual. The mind is a city, thinking is the key. Getting and staying on the right tracks keep me from travelling to places in my thinking that are just not good for me. I need to own it, I need to take responsibility for my mind. I cannot blame anyone or anything else. I must keep travelling the right road, doing the right things.

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Looking forward to a great day tomorrow in Church. Hope to see you at Xcel Darlington in the morning. 11am. Dolphin Centre. Ready to give God your best. Expectant. Ready for anything.

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