01 February 2015

Spirit or Flesh?

But I say, walk and live [habitually] in the [Holy] Spirit [responsive to and controlled and guided by the Spirit]; then you will certainly not gratify the cravings and desires of the flesh (of human nature without God). For the desires of the flesh are opposed to the [Holy] Spirit, and the [desires of the] Spirit are opposed to the flesh (godless human nature); for these are antagonistic to each other [continually withstanding and in conflict with each other], so that you are not free but are prevented from doing what you desire to do. (Galatians 5:16-17 AMP)

So long as we walk according to our own agendas, our own ideas, our own parameters, we cannot be walking in the Holy Spirit. 

Father in Heaven, lead me into a more  trusting, a more solid, a more habitual relationship with You. Jesus, lead me into life eternal, and use me more and more in Your work. Teach me how to better serve in my first ministry: my family. I want to be led in the paths of Godliness, I want to be so solidly in Your way of seeing things, Your way of responding to things, that doing something different would never occur to me. Thank You for the things You've taught me today . . . there are so many! And Thank You for the work You have set before me. I love Your plans for Your children, and rejoice in speaking them into life. I have loved resting in You today, God, and I pray I might learn better how to lead others to You, in Jesus' name, amen. 

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I welcome questions and concerns--they are most often what spur us closer to the truth. I only ask that we all give everyone the most generous benefit of the doubt, assigning the best motives possible. A soft answer truly does turn away wrath, and an atmosphere of Jesus's love is the best for learning, no matter which side of a discussion you're on.

Thanks so much, and God bless you!