Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Wednesday, September, 19, 2018
By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
The place of knowing
Peace and goodness, joy and love come from within, from the living Spirit who is our inmost nature. There is nothing outside ourselves that can quell the anger or restlessness that agitates and sets us on edge.
We must descend into the depth of our souls, delving beneath the surface noise of stress and ego to find within a quiet center, a place of knowing such Love as no external source, success, respect or victory can give.
For there lives the Spirit within. This is our birthright, a gift given in our very creation. Our minds descending into the depth of our soul, we arrive at a place where Love lives, where Spirit breathes, where burns the flame of deepest hope for union with the Loving Source of all Life
The stresses and promises of life distract, busy our minds with all that doesn’t satisfy, keeping us on the surface of things. Little time is left to grow quiet and attend to the Spirit who dwells at the depth of our spirits. What is leftover we often fill with electronic noise from one device or another.
When all the while the Holy One waits within for us to come home, and know what our hearts most need to know, the Love God is … this Love who is our deepest nature.
Descending into our hearts and finding Love there we come home. Resting there for but a moment, all the goodness of the Spirit of Life flows through our souls with joy—patience, kindness, gentleness, peace.
And we know … with immense gratitude: This is who I am and everything I want to be.
Thank you. Just thank you. That prayer is enough.
Pr. David L. Miller