Read Romans 8.6-11

                To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.  For this reason the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law–indeed it cannot, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.  But you are not in the flesh; you are in the Spirit, since the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.

                 But if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness.  If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit that dwells in you.


From Rev. Douglas Richardson, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Cameron

                Have you heard this expression; “If that would have been a snake, it would have bitten me!”  People often lose sight of important items, then go earnestly looking for them, only later to find out they were in plain sight all the time. 

                One of the sad items that we face in society is the total lack of relevancy people place on God. Unfortunately they are just like those  whose “mind is set on the flesh.”  However, the good news is that there are those whose “mind is on the Spirit” and in whom the Spirit dwells.  May we be messengers to help people find the one who has been in front of them all the time. 

Keep us alert, O God, to the movement of your Spirit
in our lives, and in the lives of those around us.