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Flow brings life and purpose. If there is no current, there is no electricity. When there is no water flow, the riverbed becomes a stagnant pool and eventually dries up. As human beings, we were created for flow. So what is supposed to flow through us? John 7:38-39 says, “'Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.' By this [Jesus] meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive" (NIV). Verse 39 makes it very clear that it is the Holy Spirit that is supposed to be flowing out of our hearts.
Our spirits are designed for connection, for partnership. By design, our spirits give an open invitation to spirit
Way too often, people try to defeat fear through logic. They try to think their way to the point of “believing” that the fear is simply irrational. This seldom if ever works because it keeps the focus on the object of fear. Thus leading to defeat. In order to win against fear, you need to use every tool available to you. If this is the first time you are checking out my blog, we are in the middle of a series on overcoming fear. To learn more check out the previous blogs here. Meditation on Scripture: Fear is ultimately a negative focus. If a person is not able to have control over his focus, he will not win the battle with fear. Meditation is a discipline of focus; it is taking a v
Working with those who are in recovery, I regularly deal with people who have a high level of anxiety. Frequently, what I suggest for the person to do seems to have nothing to do with anxiety. But in the end, their anxiety goes away. Why? As human beings, we have an instinctive sense of how things should be. We also have a sense of who we were created to be, and when we fall short. That inner sense of falling short causes anxiety. At times this anxiety is at a low level, hardly noticeable. Over time, it can rises to an intense level that is overwhelming. There is no single cause for anxiety because people care about different things and you can only be hurt by what you care about. Our