Spiritual Direction

Spiritual direction is when one person, the director, comes alongside another, the directee, to help them notice and pay attention to the presence, conversation and work of God in their lives. As the directee is sharing, the spiritual director practices double listening in which they listen to the directee but also to the Holy Spirit.…

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Hearing Heaven

by Doug Mitts Key Verse:    “He who has ears, let him hear.” – Matthew 13:9, NAS95 God focused my heart on passages like this in 1994. Peter spoke on hearing God and my heart quickened, to some degree, to the reality of heaven here, all around me. I became aware of Godaccessibly present with me. That made…

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Hearing and Responding

by Gabe Bernal And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and join this chariot” – Acts 8:29 (ESV)  I am reading through the book of Acts in my reading plan, and I’ve always found the story of Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch interesting.  Philip was just minding his own business when an Angel appears…

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Holy Spirit Speaks

by Glenda Alvord Key Verse: But I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I am leaving; for if I do not leave, the [a]Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you. 8 And He, when He comes, will convict the world regarding sin, and righteousness, and judgment: …

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The Holy Spirit Speaks

by Doug Mitts Key Verse: While they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”  – Acts 13:2, NAS95 I enjoy training for disciple-making movements. Every time I either facilitate or attend a training, the Holy Spirit…

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The Word and the Spirit

by Lena Larsen Key Verse: When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by…

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Living Temples of the Spirit

by Leslie Hall Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? (1 Corinthians 6:19, NET ) I’ve been listening to a lot of Maverick City Music lately. If you’re not familiar, I highly…

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One Direction

by Doug Mitts “but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” (Acts 1:8, NAS95) Six months after I trusted Christ, I ran into a person whom…

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Real Spirit

by Karen Huber Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken… Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?” (Acts 2:5-6 and 12, NIV) I didn’t grow…

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