Matthew A Thomas
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Christians are challenged to grow in faith by following the lead of the Holy Spirit, At times we are led to move forward - lead with passion to accomplish what we are called to do. Other times, we are encouraged to pause - "Be still and know ...". (Psalm 46:10 NIV)  To quiet oneself. Wait. Listen.  Still on other occasions, the Holy Spirit encourages us to go back  - "...if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar. First go and be reconciled..." (Matthew 5:23-24 NIV)

The writings here are designed to encourage active listening with thoughtful reflection and response to the Holy Spirit's leading, keeping in mind that: "...we have these promises, dear friends, (s0) let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God."       (2 Corinthians 7:1 NiV)

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Power over persuasion

October 26, 2020


The saying goes “talk is cheap.” The underlying meaning is that anyone can do it. It does not require action or even truth to be exercised. The unspoken assumption is that since it is cheap, it is not persuasive or influential. However, though it is cheap it is also very persuasive and influential. That is why people engage in so much of it.