Living in Spirit....
the Body of Christ as One in Christ
By Dale Shumaker
The most important attribute in Spiritual life is prayer.
"My Temple, my body, is His place for Prayer."
We have direct access to God's Spirit through
our Lord, Jesus Christ.
The Body of Christ is to
work as One unit under the direct orchestration
of the Holy Spirit.
Today there are thousands of denominations
and groups doing their thing in absence of
communication with each other.
There is a remnant, I feel, of true believers within
all groups and those not in formal groups.
Ones who seek God truly from their hearts.
I have seen Spiritual progression go something like just below.
It's something available to all of us whether part of
a formal group or not.
Informal connections based on relationships are more
powerful than organizations of connection. Where a
true love exists among each other, there the Spirit
Here's how to live a Spiritual life,
of which can be done part of or not part of a
God many times uses dramatic, traumatic, desperate situations to
lead us to call on Him. Because of a life urgency, eye-opener we
go to Him for help. We look to His Word, The Bible, for guidance,
and call out to God to help us.
"But in my distress I cried out to the LORD;
yes, I prayed to my God for help. He heard me
from his sanctuary; my cry to him reached his ears."
From that He impresses on us a mission.
We see that we are really here for a Divine
purpose, of a Divine calling. We then see
this as very important, maybe too important
for us, so we again call to Him for help.
"Truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do
the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do,
because I am going to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name,
this I will do, that the Father may be glorified Son."
It grows and then we see others as more
important in what they do and we begin
praying for others, helping each other, especially
those on a mission too.
Our own life becomes secondary to the life of others.
The true grit of Intercessory prayer begins
taking hold in our lives.
We then genuinely become servants of all.
"Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit,
but with humility of mind regard one another
as more important than yourselves; do not merely
look out for your own personal interests, but also
for the interests of others."
We come to a place in life where we see
our life to be a life with others.
It's not so much about me anymore. It's about Him,
His desire for others He fulfills through me.
The Body of Christ emerges, as we care about
each other, help each other, and become One in
Now in my 70's I wanted to make a
record of how to live in the Spirit as I
have learned throughout my life.
The Spirit Savvy Business blog was created
to help us live in Spirit in our work, in our
lifestyle. In all we do, this is God's vehicle
through which He accomplishes His Mission
Our whole life is His life for His ways and His Mission.
In August, 2011, I published on this blog an online summary of
In July, 2012, the Spirit Savvy Network
website was launched. And the keynote base for
it, Living Your Magnificent Mission, was linked to it in 2015.
For those in a God-called mission I make myself
available to come along side you in
prayer and the wisdom I have learned
through life. For anyone, I make myself
available who chooses to Live Your Magnificent Mission.
God has a calling on you, a mission for you... something
very important for you to do. While alive, my desire is to be there
for you as you progress in what God is calling you to do.
A timeline summary and links for the above:
in Jesus is Us starting September, 2012.
A comprehensive resource for helping you
in your journey of living your life in Spirit
for His purposes through you;
your life in partnership with His Mission.
We, the true Believers in Christ, are all part of
His Spirit Savvy Network;
we each have an important mission to live out:
and we are empowered by prayer in our secret closet,
and by praying for and helping each other.
Through Spirit we all interchange with each other
as orchestrated by Jesus, our conductor.
My Legacy Trail.