The Rock, the Ripples and the River

My second installment on the Spirit-led life posted on seedbed today.

“Sanctification is messy!  In our community of faith, we are discovering that we get to control almost nothing in this process.  We are being led places we didn’t think we wanted to go.  We find ourselves building arks under sunny skies, trusting in what we don’t yet see. 
“But sanctification is also joyful.  As it turns out, I not only like that leader who has allowed the Holy Spirit more access to her life, I like her more.  She is still doing great things among our people, but I’m noticing that now her activity comes from a different motivation, a more peaceful and impassioned place.  She is slowly but surely being released from the tyranny of “shoulds” and “oughts” and there is a great joy in that release.
“Sanctification brings freedom.  Freedom from “doing sickness.”  Freedom from “pleasing others sickness.”  Freedom from the need to air-brush our lives into some socially-accepted image.  The Spirit-led life offers such freedom to live headlong into the values of God, to create ripples and flow in His river.”
The full article runs at

Carolyn Moore

I follow Jesus within the communities of Mosaic Church, Asbury Seminary and the Moore household.

One thought on “The Rock, the Ripples and the River

  1. Excellent blog. Can I say that I have recently begun a voluntary leave of absence after 26 years of ministry in the UMC. Your emphasis on the "Spirit" is refreshing as well as rare. I embraced Wesley and Methodism because I wholeheartedly resonated with the Sanctifying Grace aspect of the new life. It is clear you recent blogs rise and fall on much the same. The Church and cultural, even if unconscious, embrace of the sinful life reduces the good news, the power of the Gospel, and the life and mission of Jesus to not much of anything when it comes down to day in and day out life. Thanks for the words.

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