There is a great difference in excellency, usefulness, and comfort between people of clear, digested knowledge, and confused, undigested apprehensions. -Richard Baxter

leave this out and you will always be spinning your wheels….

we’ve just begun our consideration of a two-fold priority for the Christian life: what the path toward maturity looks and feels41w3k1jjz3l_aa240_.jpg like, and what giving counsel to one another out of reverence for God and love for one another looks and feels like.

if it were all a matter of technique, though–mere application of principles–one might wonder why God put so much emphasis on the presence and work of the Spirit. If He is intimately involved in renewing us and spurring us on to spurring one another on to love and good works (Heb 10), then there must be something not of this world–not of simple technique–indissolubly linked to our maturity and ministering.

The dual-act of prayer and meditation is a significant part of that transcendent aspect to our maturing and ministering. And if you’re needing a little more rationale for believing and practicing that, here’s a few thoughts from someone we trust about the importance of prayer and meditation if you would ever be renewed into His image and be involved in someone else’s renewal.

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[…] called to be… Posted by pclafferty under good counsel , Faith and Life  Even an extended series on one book about offering biblical counsel deserves as much supplemental comment from other credible sources. Here’s one summary of what […]

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