Let the inner person encompass the outer self and the self’s interests and activities. From the heart to the circumference make the direction flow. If the starting point is somewhere other than the inner person — and the inner person, it must be said, controlled by the Spirit of God — there is no chance of unity and integrity of being. There will only be a partial collection of the self, and the mind will feel the self’s disconnectedness. Even many saints of God, by their lack of prayer and meditation upon the Word of God, live a disjointed existence. The presence of God must be poured into the soul by the spiritual means of prayer, Scripture, and the community of disciples. From his presence flow unity which binds all of one’s existence and peace which no jarring threat can disrupt.

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