Author: Russ Ewell

As the Editor-in-Chief for Deep Spirituality, Russ Ewell writes, teaches, and innovates with his eyes on the future. His teaching is rooted in providing hope for those turned off by tradition, and infused with vision for building the transformative church for which the 21st century hungers. His passion to inspire even the most skeptical to view God through fresh eyes can be found in his book “When God Isn’t Attractive”.

When reading Scripture, there is no shortage of profound spiritual mystery, interaction, and activity. So why is Christianity seen as more organizational than spiritual?

I hate waiting. I want control. Waiting means I don’t have control, which makes me fearful, anxious, pressured, and stressed. What about you? Do you also experience emotional tumult when forced to wait, knowing what you want will be delayed or maybe never happen?

There are many benefits of hard work in the Bible. Our capacity to grow can only be sustained if we understand the spirituality of hard work.

The Scriptures describe this meditative state as quietness or stillness, where we refuse to let our mind be unsettled by things beyond our control, and instead focus completely on what God is doing and capable of doing in our lives.

The degree to which we are willing to let our emotions control us will determine our capacity to trust God. Simply put, trusting our emotions over God and his Word will lead us into a state of unbelief.