Monday, February 1, 2016

{More than Conquerors}

{ I say then: 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.}  Galatians 5:16-17

 You know that moment when you're flipping through your Bible, and then BAM that 

verse pops out at you!?! Yep. That's kinda what happened with this passage up there. 

mean, I've read Galatians before, but this time God really used those verses to show 

me something new. The struggle is so, so real. It is such a constant battle. It's a war: 

between the spirit who lives in us...and that--oh, so bothersome flesh!! Lately, especially 

with certain struggles and things going on in my personal life, I can truly say just how real 

that struggle really is. I want to do the right thing...but it feels like the flesh is 

so much more powerful and the temptations are so strong!! As verse 17 says, "...and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish."  

That's why I love verse 16 so much, 

"Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh." It says to walk in the spirit to kill those fleshly really abide in the beauty of Christ. What find to be really helpful, is to recite this verse to myself every time I feel like the flesh is winning in that battle. And pray. Pray,pray, pray. And the really awesome news is that whatever you are facing 

dear friend, know it is different for everyone in our different walks of life, but 

it is so comforting to remember that greater is HE that is in us (the 

spirit of Christ that indwells us) than he who is in the world (aka the flesh)! And remember, 

in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us (Romans 

8:37). When we continually walk in the spirit, we don't have to let that flesh win! No 

weapon formed against us will remain....because we are MORE than conquerors through 

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