Staying Alive

“The minds that are alive to every word from God, give constant opportunity for His divine interference with a suggestion that may alter the courses of their lives: and, like the ships that turn when the steersman’s hand but touches the helm, God can steer them through the worst dangers by the slightest breath of feeling, or the lightest touch of thought.

Richard H. Hutton(2 June 1826 – 9 September 1897), an English journalist of literature and religion.

How do we stay alive to the word of God? It’s pretty simple. Practice spiritual disciplines — pray, worship, study the Bible, sing hymns and songs of praise, speak with a spiritual director or a Christian friend about your faith life. All of these things will keep us aware of God and how He is at work in our lives and in the world around us. The more we pay attention, the more we “fix our minds on Christ,” the more we will hear the particular words He is speaking to us personally. Is your heart numb and hardened? Or are you staying alive?

For more about spiritual disciplines see:

Spiritual Discipline For a Spiritual Life by Donald S. Witney –FTF Book Review

A Disciplined Life

Formation by Henri Nouwen–Book Review

This entry was posted in June 2021: Words and tagged , , by jculler1972. Bookmark the permalink.

About jculler1972

My husband is the retired pastor of St. Paul's Free Lutheran Church in Leitersburg, Maryland. I have two grown daughters, three grandchildren and am retired after a career in Purchasing. I have published articles in The Lutheran Ambassador, Lutheran Witness, and Lutheran Digest. My Bible study on the Book of Acts was published in 2016 by the Women's Missionary Federation of the AFLC(Association of Free Lutheran Churches).

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