Thursday, April 24, 2014

3 Simple Steps


We have a battle going on inside us.  It is our flesh versus our spirit.  Our spirit is made new when we received Jesus.  Jesus comes to live inside us, the Holy Spirit lives inside us.  He is our new nature.  However, we still have our old nature (the flesh) hanging around.

Walk in the Spirit and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.  For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.  Galations 5:16-17

Whatever you feed becomes stronger.

Three simple steps we can take to feed our spirit and starve our flesh is:

1. Feed your Spirit with the Word of God and memorize the Word so it resides inside you.
2. Pray.
3. Fast

As you do these things, your Spirit becomes stronger and your flesh becomes weaker. Fasting denies our flesh and makes it easier to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit.

Does it mean you will never give into your flesh?  No. We are human.  We sin.  We fail.  However, it does mean that the next time you are tempted or tried, you will be better equipped to respond like Christ.

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2 comments:

Kris Danko

I very much agree with the statement "whatever you feed becomes stronger". Thank you for sharing your three steps!

Kris Danko, Proverbs 31 Ministries OBS Team

Anonymous

Thank you for your post!!! I have felt God convicting me to fast...I have always been hesitant...now not so much as I do want to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit!! Blessings to you!!

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