“Guard, through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us,
the treasure which has been entrusted to you.”
2 Timothy 1:14

The morning had a bite to it as I shut the door and clambered down the front steps to start my walk. The sky was a pale blue, a welcome sight, given all of the rain we’ve had. My little dog scurried on ahead of me, stretching out the leash, eager to sniff new smells. I walked along and asked God to help me write tomorrow’s Soul Reminder. “What shall I tell them, God?” I asked.

“Tell them that My spirit is inside of them. All they need to do is to push their ego aside and they will find Me. They can rely on Me,” God answered.

I came to a house that had three beautiful yard chickens pecking around in the cool wet ground. The little guttural sounds they made filled my heart with joy. I closed my eyes and listened. “Thank you, God, for these small joys,” I said. I turned to head back home, to write the words God wanted me to share. As I walked the rugged pavement, I thought how easy it is to forget that we house God’s Spirit—how easy it is to rely on our understanding and not rely on God. I resolved to push aside my ego more often so that I am better able to find God’s spirit inside of me and to rely on it.

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