Walking in The Holy Spirit

A Daily Thought Provoker Quote
from Heart & Path Journal at HeartPathJournal.net
Online Publications of David J. Hall

During our times of Public Discourse, let us be mindful of our partnership with The Holy Spirit:

“The acts of the flesh are obvious: … hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy… and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control… Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.”‭‭

( Galatians‬ ‭5:19-26‬ )

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Impassioned through Pain

A Daily Thought Provoker Quote
from Heart & Path Journal at HeartPathJournal.net
Online Publications of David J. Hall

Some passions can only be learned through pain.”

( Max Lucado / from his book: “A Gentle Thunder” )

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Bedridden Warriors

A Daily Thought Provoker Quote
from Heart & Path Journal at HeartPathJournal.net
Online Publications of David J. Hall

“If you feel about as effective as a bedridden sick person with a heavy fry pan facing an army with death in their eyes, don’t forget what a faith-filled shepherd boy did with just a sling and a stone.

From our beds, let’s pray like Elijah. Let’s pray like Paul. Let’s pray like Jesus. Through Christ we can be very victorious as conquering Devil smackers!”

( David J. Hall / from article: “Devil Smacker” )

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Re-Forgiving Those We Have Un-Forgiven

A Daily Thought Provoker Quote
from Heart & Path Journal at HeartPathJournal.net
Online Publications of David J. Hall

 

“Forgiveness of others is not easy, but it is necessary and can certainly be done. By definition, forgiveness is never deserved and can never be earned or purchased.

Forgiveness is given by an act of the will, and sometimes when we have been deeply wounded we will do well to reaffirm our forgiveness everyday until we are no longer tempted by the lingering pain to un-forgive them.”

( David J. Hall / from article: “Unforgiveness is Unpardoned by God” )

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God’s Grace for Joy in Pain

A Daily Thought Provoker Quote
from Heart & Path Journal at HeartPathJournal.net
Online Publications of David J. Hall

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“In a sense, the pain is almost surreal, but God’s grace is so real, and is provided through His tangible Presence! His grace does not take my pain away. His grace does however equip me physically, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually to endure the pain, and to do so with a heart that is filled with joy and is established in peaceHis peace!

( David J. Hall / from article: “The Chronic Grace of God” )

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Prayer Builds a Temple for God’s Use

A Daily Thought Provoker Quote
from Heart & Path Journal at HeartPathJournal.net
Online Publications of David J. Hall

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“Prayer is the atmosphere in which we [more readily] have our own will deconstructed down to its most basic building blocks, then reconstructed into a temple wherein God’s Will may reside and from which His Will may operate and achieve its goal ‘on earth as it is in heaven.'”

( David J. Hall )

Last phrase is from the Lord’s Prayer,
“Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
(Luke 11:2 – NKJV)

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Are You Carrying Your Cross?

A Daily Thought Provoker Quote
from Heart & Path Journal at HeartPathJournal.net
Online Publications of David J. Hall

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“… and anyone who does not take his own cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me.”

( Jesus, Matthew 10:38 )

Have you identified your cross and called it YOUR CROSS? What are you doing with it today?

In the above verse, what did Jesus NOT say?
He didn’t say:

🔹“Rebuke your cross!”
🔹“Blame & curse those who gave you that cross!”
🔹“Find your own way with your own cross!”

He DID say, “Take up [YOUR CROSS] and follow ME…”

Its YOUR cross, so pick it up, set it squarely on your shoulders, and follow the footsteps of Jesus that have been pre-printed in the dirt by His Own faithful journey!

( David J. Hall / from article: “Have You Embraced YOUR Cross?” )

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Harvest-Time Thanksgiving Festivals

A Daily Thought Provoker Quote
from Heart & Path Journal at HeartPathJournal.net
Online Publications of David J. Hall

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“The Old Testament’s Festival of Tabernacles was a post-harvest weeklong celebration for thanksgiving to God. The festival included the preparation and eating of lots of food, playing and listening to lots of music, engaging in lots of personal conversations, and expressing a lot of thanks to God in gatherings of prayer and worship.”

“Celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles for seven days after you have gathered the produce of your threshing floor and your winepress. Be joyful at your festival… all who live in your towns. For seven days celebrate the festival to the Lord… God will bless you in all your harvest and in all the work of your hands, and your joy will be complete.”

( David J. Hall / Deuteronomy 16:13-15 )

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Prayers That Impress God

A Daily Thought Provoker Quote
from Heart & Path Journal at HeartPathJournal.net
Online Publications of David J. Hall

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New to prayer? Don’t worry, God isn’t impressed by prayers said with poetic verse, nor prayers offered in King James English, nor prayers that are filled with reciting long theological words and terms.

However, He is impressed when we pour out our soul in our own language: the language of our own heart!

( David J. Hall / from article: “A Quiet Call to Deep Intercession” )

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Live Today Deliberately

A Daily Thought Provoker Quote
from Heart & Path Journal at HeartPathJournal.net
Online Publications of David J. Hall

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“Live life today the way you will be glad you lived it when you get to Heaven.”

( David J. Hall )

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