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Dose of the Ghost, A Spirit of Self-Discipline, part 5 of 9 [episode 53]


 
This is part five in a nine part series on praying to the Holy Spirit. To access the entire series click the link below.

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Verse:

“For God did not give you a spirit of timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7

 

Meditation:

The greek word that is translated self-discipline can also rightly be translated self-control, moderation, or prudence.   The idea behind it is one of rightly exercising restraint in moral matters. The spirit reveals to us truth, but it is not enough to only know the truth. We have a response ability to respond appropriately. The good news is that through the gift of the Holy Spirit

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Dose of the Ghost – Spirit of Love, part 4 of 9, [episode 52]

 
This is part two in a nine part series on praying to the Holy Spirit. To access the entire series click the link below.

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Verse:

“For God did not give you a spirit of timidity but of power, love and self discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7

Mediation:

Jesus told us “love your neighbor as yourself.” I know what he means. He means that he wants us to love others the way we would want to be loved. Did you ever stop to think though that you probably are loving your neighbor as yourself right now but not in a good way? Here’s what I mean by that.

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Dose of the Ghost – Spirit of Power, part 3 of 9 [episode 51]


 
This is part three in a nine part series on praying to the Holy Spirit. To access the entire series click the link below.
 
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Verse:

For this reason I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of hands. For God has not given us a spirit of timidity , but of power and love and discipline. 2 Timothy 1:6-7

Meditation:

     There are multiple truths offered to us in today’s verse, but our focus will be upon one truth.  The gift of the Spirit is a gift of power.  The Greek word used here for power is

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Dose of the Ghost – The Spirit Teaches, part 2 of 9 [episode 50]


 
This is part two in a nine part series on praying to the Holy Spirit. To access the entire series click the link below.

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Verse:

“These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you.  But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your rememberance all that I have said to you.”

 

Meditation:

Two truths are given to us in today’s verse.

First, the Holy Spirit will teach us all things. God will directly give to us the things we must know. The Helper, the Holy Spirit will educate us. I am reminded of the Jeremiah 31:33-34

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A Protestant Novena, A Dose of the Ghost – Spirit of Truth, part 1 of 9.



 

What is a Novena?

A novena is a nine-day prayer commitment focused upon a specific intention. The most common novena is a novena to the Holy Spirit between Ascension of the Lord Thursday and Pentecost Sunday. A novena though may be said at any time of year and there is no limit to the focus of a novena. Click the button below to get your free copy of my novena to the Holy Spirit, A Dose of the Ghost.

Typically, a novena is a catholic tradion. “Protestant novena” may be an oxymoron, because as far as I know a novena is

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Prayer Tips: What Does “Pray Without Ceasing” Mean and How Can You Do it?


 

Paul urged the Thessalonians to “pray without ceasing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:17) But what in the world does that mean? Are we to be constantly walking about with head’s bowed and reverently lifting up praise to God? That would be awesome in some ways but not very practical in other ways. We might have to assume a near monk-like existence to do that and it’s hard for me to believe that God wants us all to withdraw from the world into a ministry of non-stop prayer.
 
I have two takes on this mysterious snippet, “pray without ceasing.” The first is that in some ways perhaps, yes, Paul is

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