7 September, 2018
The spirit of a man cries out to his flesh - HEAR ME, but mankind's flesh is deaf and still weak. And so, the eternal is again exchanged for the carnal.
Spiritual momentum is the creating and pursuing of rhythms to soak the soul, man’s eternal life-force.
The time is now to learn this new craft, and so enjoy both its temporal and eternal fruits.
The pursuit of spiritual momentum bears a cost no man can foretell. It is the wrestle of the soul with the flesh; the denying of present delights for the unseen favors of heaven. It is the first expression of a maturing faith and a spirit now lit from a Divine match.
When the human spirit flickers in the heat of Holy Spirit fire it seeks to draw closer that it can burn bright, strong and then warm many. The natural man withdraws from heat to comfort and so the battle is lost ever before it is waged.
What use is worldly wealth if we have spiritual poverty. The aspirant for spiritual wealth and for the ear of God will know much loneliness and will eat much ‘bread of affliction’. For lovers love to be alone and the high peaks of the soul are reached in solitude. ~ Leonard Ravenhill
There is both an unspeakable suffering and joy to the soul of those who would choose to die to themselves that they may bear fruit. This is the lifting of Christ’s cross within the heart each day.
Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. (John 12:24)
The matrydom you are able to exact will mirror the influence you are able to exert.
Today's Soul Snippet:
'Shall light troubles make you forget weighty mercies?' ~ John Flavel
#Today's SoulSnack is inspired from the works of Leonard Ravenhill
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