My friends, we have all had a moment in our lives when our minds are in conflict to do what is right or wrong in a given situation and we still chose to do the wrong thing. I know I have and hence the Bible warns us in Mark 14:38 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Satan uses various events and activities in our world to daily lure us away from living a life worthy of our calling in Christ. They are disguised to make them appealing and deceptive – so we need to be vigilant and not fall into his trap.
As Christ followers, we must learn daily to crucify the flesh with its passions and desires and choose by the power of the Holy Spirit in us NOT to gratify the desires of the flesh (Galatians 5:16).
Walking in the Spirit requires:
- An intentional choice to live right for God – Meaning when those conflicting thoughts come, we consciously choose what is right over what is wrong no matter what.
- The knowledge and application of God’s word –God’s word is a lamp for our feet, a light on our path in (Psalm 119:105). However, if we don’t know what the word is, we are at risk to fall for Satan’s lies and deception. Seeking and applying God’s knowledge to our daily life will enable us to walk in the Spirit.
Christ follower this year, make a choice to daily walk in the Spirit and not fulfil the desires of the flesh. If you are currently not a Christ follower, the Spirit of God brings eternal life – come and experience Him today.
All glory to God!
About The Author:
Agnes is a leader with proven business acumen in a variety of industries. She holds an executive MBA from the University of Hull, United Kingdom, and is also a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP). She is the author of Transforming Business with Godly Governance: Nine Characteristics for Workplace Success; God Cares for Me in Every Season: Godly Insights for Singleness, Marriage and Divorce; The Provisions of God: Insights from a Cat Named Mascot, and Weekly Insights for the Workplace: A Devotional for Christian Professionals
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