Mind control

Read Romans 8:5-11. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the Read more…

The wilderness

Read Psalm 23. The wilderness is an isolated, dry, trackless place. When you are led there by the Spirit, you don’t know where you are coming from or where you are going. You are separated from normal routines and familiar faces. Your habitual entertainments and diversions and pleasures are inaccessible. Read more…

A person running toward mountains

Work out your salvation

Read Philippians 2:1-13. work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure. (Philippians 2:12-13) The spirituality of the desert involves training exercises such as fasting, watching, and praying. Read more…

The wilderness

Water and Spirit

Read John 3:1-17. Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and of Spirit. (John 3:5) What is this birth by water and by Spirit without which one cannot enter the kingdom of God? Is birth by water a reference Read more…