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Sufficiency with the Teachable Spirit

»Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in teachable spirit | 0 comments

Sufficiency with the Teachable Spirit

What is the definition of sufficiency? What is enough? How does the teachable spirit acquire this concept? Sufficiency is the quality of precisely enough, the adequate supply that meets our needs exactly where we are, neither too much nor two little. In her book, The Soul of Money, Lynne Twist describes sufficiency as the place hidden on the inverse side of the three toxic myths prevalent in our world today: There is not enough. More is better. That’s just the way that it is. Yeshua (Jesus) lived in sufficiency. Some say He was poor; others say that He was wealthy because He was the Son of God. The truth is, He always had exactly enough to do precisely what he needed to do at that moment; never more and never less. When the tax collectors were attempting...

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Alone with the Teachable Spirit

»Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in teachable spirit | 0 comments

Alone with the Teachable Spirit

How can you be happy alone? What does the teachable spirit need to do to create happiness when you are alone? These are very difficult questions to answer, especially if we are busy people that have families and care for children. My life is serene now compared to what it was in the days when family was the focus; however, the work I was doing in my family’s life at that time would have benefited from answering these two questions. The scripture says, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Do you see that loving yourself is the foundation for loving your neighbor? The care that you take in meeting your own needs will be the same care you take in meeting those closest to you. Yeshua (Jesus) told a story in reference to this concept: And behold, a lawyer stood up...

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Finishing with the Teachable Spirit

»Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in teachable spirit | 0 comments

Finishing with the Teachable Spirit

What does it mean to be finished? What does finishing a garment look like? Why is it so difficult to finish a project? Tailoring is one step above the work of a seamstress. Attending Clover Park Technical College (CPTC) as a student in the Sewing Design and Specialist class, the teachable spirit was told that being a tailor meant learning how to do hand work. Much of what goes into making a man’s suit look finished is the fine art of working with thread, needle, and thimble. The class at CPTC included 2,160 hours, complete with instructions on how to make a pattern for a wedding dress and man’s suit. Any amount you pay for a pattern from the store is nothing compared to the excruciating hours it takes to create a pattern start to finish. Subsequently,...

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Reflecting on Scripture with the Armor of the Lord

»Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in reflecting on scripture | 0 comments

Reflecting on Scripture with the Armor of the Lord

What is the armor of the Lord? Is it for warfare or for priesthood? Reflecting on scripture by comparing Ephesians chapter six with Leviticus chapter eight, as well as the description of the armor of the Lord with the garments worn by the priests, reveals that they are one and the same. Growing up as a child, I was taught the passage in Ephesians chapter six was referring to Roman armor, as that would be a common point of reference in Paul’s day. However, when comparing this passage with descriptions of the attire of a priest, the similarities are obvious. Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against...

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Understanding Shavuot with the Teachable Spirit

»Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in teachable spirit | 0 comments

Understanding Shavuot with the Teachable Spirit

Shavuot is the plural word for week and comes from the Hebrew word for seven. Pentecost is the word in Greek, which means fifty. Literally, the scripture tells us to count seven weeks after Passover, and on the fiftieth day, Shavuot is to be celebrated. You shall count seven full weeks from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering. You shall count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath. Then you shall present a grain offering of new grain to the LORD. –Leviticus 23:15 The teachable spirit understands that the festivals of the Lord have a personal, historical, and prophetic application, assisting the growth of the believer in understanding God’s order. I think it is fairly easy to understand that...

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