FLESH VS SPIRIT

26 04 2018

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What does this mean living according to the flesh?  That was one of the hardest things for me to grasp as a new Christian.  Flesh is skin and bones – isn’t it?  Well, yes and no.  According to the flesh in the Bible is living according to the way you want to live, not God’s ways.  So, how do you put those desires to death?  First by prayer.  Prayer is always key in changing the way you have been to what you need to be.  You need divine guidance in this.  The next step is to stop doing what you are doing.  What?  You have got to be kidding me!  No way!  Yeah way.  If you want to live, you need to put those old habits, old desires down and never pick them back up again.  Let me be real here, I still struggle with this.  I have been a Christian since 1978, and I still struggle.  It’s not easy.  But the rewards are great!  To be close to God is the most awesome thing there is.

But here’s the clincher.  If you are led by the Spirit of God, you are sons (and daughters) of God.  I have a saying.  God, my Abba, is King of the universe.  So, that makes me a princess.  I tell the devil that I am the princess of the Most High King.  Hands off!  You know, that works!  He knows that I know who I am and Who’s I am.  Yeah, he continues to try to make me trip.  And sometimes I do.  But I remind myself that I am a princess.  Guys, that means you are princes of the Most High.  Now how awesome is that?

So, I like you to realize who you are in Christ.  By His Spirit, you can walk as the princes and princesses that you are.  You are royalty!

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