Gail Ruth’s Articles on Following Jesus

I write for the heart. And so these articles are meant to be read from the heart.

Reading from the heart is different from how most of us have been trained. It’s a slow way of reading––where deep from our inner being we savor the words, feel the imagery, and picture how our lives might be when lived in such a way.

Rather than seeking information, the heart pursues experiences. The kind of writing I do here, when it’s read from the heart, fosters experiences with the Holy Spirit. And that changes us from the inside.

Honestly, if I disconnect from my heart and go out into my head, and then try to read what I’ve written, I find no pleasure or value in the prose. It’s not meant to be the kind of writing that satisfies the mind.

But when I come back after settling again into my heart, with my mind in its proper place as a servant of my heart, I find my words inviting and comforting. I slowly read, and I fall in love with Jesus all over again.

For that, I write. May you read from your heart and fall deeper in love with Jesus too.

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Rediscovering A Lost Language for a Relaxed, Heart Relationship with God
Might rediscovering this lost language help us grow closer to God?
The lost meanings of Thou, Thee, Thine, and Thy

Prayer Basics: Praying in the Name of Jesus
Is the Name of Jesus the same thing as the Person Jesus?
What is the Name of Jesus about?
And what does it mean to pray in the Name of Jesus?
…Immediately my prayers became vastly more simple, effective, and powerful. And it has continued so to this day.

3-Part Series on Psalm 36:7-8: The Loving Kindness of God:

Part 1: Putting Our Trust Under the Shadow of God’s Wings
What is this place under the shadow of God’s wings?
And what does it mean to put our trust there?
How to live in the secret place of divine protection

Part 2: Drinking from the River of God’s Pleasures & Delights
What are some of the pleasures of God?
And how do we drink of His pleasures?
The pleasures of the fruit of the Spirit

Part 3: The God of Pleasures Pleasuring Over Us
What does it mean for us to have a God of pleasures?
And how does God pleasure over us?
This is my favorite article! (especially the section on a Portrait of God)

(NOTE: From time to time, I do an update or a rewrite of one of my articles. I note major updates in the “What’s New?” timeline and cite the date of the last edit at the bottom of each article.)