His Truth Will Set You Free

Listen to what Jesus says; “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32)

The Spirit Gives Life


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I sometimes feel lifeless… no energy, worn out from the chaos of this world, just wanting to hide under the covers. I get tired of life. At times like these, I often pick up my bible, along with a cup of strong coffee, and go in search of inspiration, and energy. But I don’t completely find what I’m looking for in the coffee-stained pages of my bible (I sometimes spill).

As Paul said, “He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.” (2 Corinthians 3:6)

What’s important is NOT bible literacy, but a relationship with the Holy Spirit. It’s in that relationship where I find the inspiration I’m looking for.

For me, the bible is critically important because it led me to the truth of the Holy Spirit. But that’s where the bible stops. From there, the Holy Spirit has taken over and has breathed new energy into my life, new purpose into my life. And I’m so grateful.

Author: C.J. Penn

Reflections on a double life... I'm just a wanna-be writer. What's it like trying to do serious writing while also being consumed with a full-time engineering job? Between the two, I sometimes don't get much sleep. But I love writing - it gets me out of bed when it's way too dark, just so I can do some work on my book before heading off to work. I'm also passionate about the truth of God and Jesus, a truth that is not always visible in the outward view of the Christian religion. It's this passion that has pulled me out of bed to write for over 6 years now, still working on the same book, a book about truth. Will it ever be finished? God knows.

4 thoughts on “The Spirit Gives Life

  1. We speak of the “canon” of Sacred Scripture, from the Greek kanon, meaning “rule.” If one cannot read the markings on a ruler, the ruler is useless to him. God bless!


  2. A crucial insight! Thanks for sharing it.


  3. So true….I recently found myself spiritually dry, flipping through scripture but not feeling moved by it. I realized my relationship was lacking. I picked up Max Lucado’s book “Come Thirsty” and used it along with prayer, and conversation with God to reconnect the lines.”Ceaseless communion satisfies thirsty souls, religion pacifies but never satisfies”-Max Lucado “Come Thirsty”

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  4. Pingback: Knowledge: Understanding God’s Word | Charlee's Inspirational Blog

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