Tag Archives: Elisabeth Elliot

Silent Shouts of Joy: From Spiritual Pain to Divine Comfort (3/3)

Spiritual Pain and Divine Comfort My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, … Continue reading

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Religion & Spirituality: Institutional Worship vs. Divine Intimacy (2/2)

Religion vs. Spirituality Why do you call me, “Lord, Lord,” and do not do what I say? [Luke 6:46]. Imbued with sacred symbols and solemnity, providing sacraments and liturgy, our religion establishes guard rails as we travel toward the spiritual understanding. Our … Continue reading

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A Timeless Spirit on Death’s Waiting List

On Death’s Waiting List Among us there is commonly a mistaken way of looking at death…. If it is understood as the end of everything, death frightens us, it terrifies us, it becomes a threat that shatters every dream, every … Continue reading

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Patience and Perseverance: Enduring Contemporary Tribulation

Patience and Perseverance O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever! [Deuteronomy 5:29]. Our intent … Continue reading

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Habits: Training the Thoughtless Mind

  Forming and Breaking Habits … I was bound by the iron chain of my own will. The enemy held fast my will, and had made of it a chain, and had bound me tight with it. For out of the … Continue reading

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Always Hungry – Never Full: Finding True Satisfaction

Satisfaction from Spiritual Food Do you often feel like parched ground, unable to produce anything worthwhile? I do. When I am in need of refreshment, it isn’t easy to think of the needs of others. But I have found that … Continue reading

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Dying Words: Half-life of Religious Dogma

Read Any Good Dogma Lately? … to be Jewish is to affirm, every day … with your dying breath if you can, “Hear, O Israel, the Lord is our God. The Lord is one,” the Shema, and that’s really all … Continue reading

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Divine Guidance: Searching for Higher Consciousness

Searching for Divine Guidance For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding; He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly; He guards the paths of justice, And … Continue reading

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Sacred Scriptures: Standards for Spiritual Excellence

Scriptures: The God Standard Every scripture inspired of God is also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction which is in righteousness. That the man of God may be complete, furnished completely unto every good work. [2 Timothy 3:16]. When … Continue reading

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Keys to God-Consciousness: Surrender and Submission

Knowing God through Submission And whoever seeks a way other than submission to God, it will not be accepted from him, and he will be a loser in the world to come. [Quran 3:85]. The door to knowledge of God opens … Continue reading

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