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Fighting With Your Spirit Not Your Flesh

Four years ago I was at a friend’s house for dinner and bible study. There were twelve other students there and we were laughing and chatting. There were a million reasons for me to be smiling and energised — the dinner was hearty, the dessert was intensely sweet, the conversation was full of quirky humour and I didn’t really have a care in the world. Despite all of this, for absolutely no identifiable reason at all, I felt exhausted, a mighty fatigue, as though I had run a marathon that same day. I felt like the people in those anti-drugs ads a few years back who they portrayed as flat pieces of rubber against the couch. The best way to describe it, though years later I realise it could never be described effectively, is that I was like a character in a video game whose life was running on low. Life itself seemed to elude me. Continue reading “spirit”

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Harnessing the Power and Authority of Heaven

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I have been reading, watching and listening to a lot content that has given me a strong conviction to pray more. I’ve seen a man call down rain from heaven to stop a raging bush fire and through prayer grow potatoes where it would otherwise be impossible to grow in the movie Faith Like Potatoes. I’ve seen a man save 74 lives on the battlefield during World War II in the movie Hackshaw Ridge because he believed in the power of God’s protection and prayed ‘help me save one more’, leaving with only four minor injuries despite being alone on the ridge with the Japanese soldiers. Continue reading “powerful”