Desires & Appetites


When I return from an international trip, I’m usually hungry for something like a hamburger or a hearty salad. I really like American food & traveling oversees makes me appreciate it all the more.

Coming home from my most recent trip to Cambodia, I’ve found myself more hungry for the Holy Spirit & my appetite for flowing with the Holy Spirit in my daily living has significantly increased. Im really happy for this hunger & eager to see how that roles into daily living. I already saw evidence of this last night when I took my daughter dress shopping for Homecoming! We found something both beautiful & affordable!
Let’s allow the Holy Spirit to increase our appetite for a greater integration of His presence throughout our lives!

Toss the anchor

  
Anchors help keep a boat steady & locked down. They’re helpful when there’s a need for stability & immobility. On the flip side, anchors don’t let a boat do what it’s designed to do – float & move. There are times & places for anchors but not if there’s a need for freedom & movement. 

Sometimes we might have anchors in our lives that restrict us from flowing & staying in synch with the Holy Spirit. Some of these impeding anchors might include:

  • fear: maybe we’re scared of what might happen or afraid of failing or making a mistake
  • routine: if our routines become ruts, then were merely living in a grave with the ends kicked out!  May our routines facilitate walking with the Holy Spirit 🙂
  • unbelief:  sometimes we can have a very serious problem if our intellect undermines rather than supports faith
  • people: I’m a firm believer that people are important & let’s be keenly aware of the influences we let people have in our lives

Let’s keep ourselves anchored into a tandem lifestyle with the Holy Spirit 🙂

relationships

I read an interesting selection from  Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh.  She had some great insights about relationships and how they can sometimes be like the ocean, with both high & low tides.  In her writing, she talks about how we often want to cling to a relationship & how it felt in the past or how we sometimes look forward to the future of a relationship – both engaging activities.  If we aren’t careful, however, we can let the past or the future sabotage the now in any relationship, including our walk with God.  With that being said, sometimes we don’t like the now because it could be kind of like a “low tide” season, but Mrs Lindbergh helps me to see & appreciate that all the stages in a relationship are valid & valuable – high tide, medium tide & low tide.  In my mind, the most important thing of all is to remain faithful to God no matter what’s happening or not in our various human relationships 🙂