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But you are not in the flesh; you are in the Spirit, since the Spirit of God dwells in you.”     (Romans 8: 9)

My brother sends me articles about nutrition and health via email just about every day. Not that he thinks I eat poorly, but eating well, and taking care of oneself, is something he is very passionate about.   Many of these articles speak about the fact that our physical bodies so often are suffering from inflammation. We may not even know it, but gone unchecked this inflammation soon affects us with sickness, decease and discomfort.

So, it made me think. What about our spirits? I think so often our spirits are suffering from an inflammation caused by separateness from God. (Or Spirit, or Higher Power, whatever is comfortable for you in terms of language). Certainly this is not separateness on God’s part, but on ours. We too often become lethargic and lackluster about our relationship with the flow of God’s perfect energy and vibration within and around us and we cut off this beautiful life affirming presence from fully nurturing us. Left unchecked, this inflammation of spirit soon causes our lives to spin out of control. When this happens we often wonder what went wrong and why. So, how do we treat this inflammation?

We need to treat this inflammation by continually affirming the presence of God in our lives. To connect with God even when things are going as we would like in our lives, not just when things go array. When things are going well a simple, “thank you, God,” will remind us that God is working and moving in our lives and our connection is strong. Taking some time for mindful quiet meditation can help us re-connect and remember that there is a power, energy, a Divine vibration moving through us that is longing for expression. This energy and vibration seeks to surround us with comfort, peace, joy and happiness and to project that out into the world not only for us to experience, but to invite others in experience that along with us. It is all too easy to forget who we really are, and what we are really made from, as Spirit’s creation, and in the process we spin out and live those lives of “quiet desperation” that cause us pain and sorrow.

Healthy eating habits keep our bodies well and energetic. Keeping our connection, our prayer life, our worship time, our quiet meditation experience, our service for God focused keeps our spirits strong. A shift in our thinking toward those things we wish to experience, and our acceptance that Spirit is always on our side, can begin to move us in the right direction toward living the abundant life we desire. When our spirit is healthy all of our life’s experience can fall into place in a beautiful and life affirming way.

Affirmation: “Recognizing God’s presence always right where I am my life flows with renewed peace, joy and possibility.”

Rev. Jefferson Beeker


We live our lives one thought at a time. Let each of those thoughts really count for something wonderful.

Be prepared to change your thinking and change your life.

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