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Tuesday, January 19 Men spoke from God as they were moved by holy spirit.​—2 Pet. 1:21.

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Tuesday, January 19

Men spoke from God as they were moved by holy spirit.—2 Pet. 1:21.


To benefit from the wind, a sailor must do two things. First, he has to put his boat in the path of the wind. After all, his boat will not move forward if the sailor remains in a harbor far away from where the wind is blowing. Second, he needs to raise and unfurl his sails as fully as possible. Obviously, even with the wind blowing, his boat will move forward only if the sails catch the wind. Similarly, we will endure in Jehovah’s service only if we have the help of holy spirit. To benefit from that spirit, we must take two steps. First, we must put ourselves squarely in the path of God’s spirit by sharing in activities that bring us under its influence. Second, we need to “raise our sails” as fully as possible by being fully engaged in these activities to the best of our ability. (Ps. 119:32) Holy spirit will then push us forward through waves of opposition and trials and will help us to endure faithfully. w19.11 9 ¶8; 10 ¶11

You can't walk with God while holding hands with the Devil.

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I did some thinking based on our text today.

Here are just some extra thoughts based on some comparisons.


The boat represents our Christian life, and "raising our sails" means fully engaging in spiritual activities to the best of our ability.

The wind is the Holy Spirit. And our anchor is our faith/hope (Heb 6:19). 


When you raise your sail, it slows down the boat.

So, you have more control over the boat.


Lesson: The more we involve ourselves in spiritual activities, the more guidance we receive and the more we can control our Christian life.


The boat has its anchor, they are linked to each other. 


Lesson: Our boat (our Christian life) is always linked with our anchor (our faith).

We need to keep our anchor in good condition for it to be able to do its job. 

Just like the anchor is used to help the boat stay steady in one location, our faith stabilizes us and helps us to stand firm. 


So, what should we do:

- Continue to steer our life in the right direction. 

- Make sure we have a well linked up anchor.

- Make optimal use of the wind by raising our sails as fully as possible. 

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5 minutes ago, Ishaya said:

I love the illustration.it is very fitting.

We have very high winds in our area today so the illustration was very appropriate for us...🤣

CAUTION: The comments above may contain personal opinion, speculation, inaccurate information, sarcasm, wit, satire or humor, let the reader use discernment...:D


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