The Journey to Spiritual Conquest
Spiritual momentum is the gaining of a new craft to most men. It begins as an apprenticeship through the creating and pursuing of rhythms to soak the soul - man’s eternal life-force.
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 eye-catching delights for the unseen favors of heaven.
The pursuit of spiritual momentum is first the expression of a maturing faith, a spirit now alight from a Divine match. When a human spirit flickers in the heat of Holy Spirit fire it seeks to draw closer to the flame, that it too can burn bright and strong to warm many. The natural man withdraws from heat to comfort and so the impetus is lost before it is gained.
The aspirant for spiritual wealth and 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
What value is the pursuit of worldly wealth if a man is first clouded under spiritual poverty?
In the pursuit of spiritual wealth, the default rejection is the pursuit of gold - do not be surprised by that silent askant gaze or the spoken reproach of man, because men are always:
paying for shadows at the price of their immortal soul. ~ Leonard Ravenhill
There is both a new suffering, but also the freshest of joy upon souls 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 grain 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)
Anyone can wear a cross, but far fewer will bear one.
Today's Soul Snippet:
"Better it is to have a small portion of good sense with humility and a slender understanding, than great treasures of knowledge with vain self-complacency." ~ Thomas a Kempis
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