Mentoring Ministry

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A Welcome Addiction

I’m Dr. Bob and for just a Mentoring Minute I want to speak with you about a welcome addiction. Yes, we all have addictions. I have friends who cannot get the day started without those two cups of coffee. Now, I broke that habit some years ago, but still love to get near the smell of a freshly brewed pot of coffee. I cannot eat many sweets anymore, because of a health condition, but I do get my one piece of 85% dark chocolate every day. (Sometimes I cheat and take a second one, because I am drawn to it and the addiction over-rules my discipline.) This is not a commentary on addiction to various substances, good or bad. What I want to say today is that I have developed another addiction for my mornings that I love and refuse to give up. It goes something like this. “Welcome to my morning, Holy Spirit. Welcome to my day. Welcome to my heart. Welcome to everything I say and everything I do. I crave more of You today than I had yesterday. I need more of Your voice, Your touch and Your anointing. Strengthen my addiction to Your presence, dear Holy Spirit.” …I’m Dr. Bob. Perhaps you need to get hooked on a personal addiction to Him. It will take you higher than any other habit you could have. The Bible says, He is the “High and Lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is holy.” (That’s Isaiah 57:15.) I invite you to get in the habit. Get high on the High and Lofty One. Contact me at and tell me about your habit of giving the Holy Spirit the first thoughts of your day. There is nothing like it.

A welcome Addiction

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