Flesh or Spirit

John 5:30 (AMP)
30 I am able to do nothing from Myself [independently, of My own accord—but only as I am taught by God and as I get His orders]. Even as I hear, I judge [I decide as I am bidden to decide. As the voice comes to Me, so I give a decision], and My judgment is right (just, righteous), because I do not seek or consult My own will [I have no desire to do what is pleasing to Myself, My own aim, My own purpose] but only the will and pleasure of the Father Who sent Me.

Most of us all have the desire to be like Jesus.  Jesus did whatever God told him to do.  Jesus didn’t follow his own will; He followed the will of God.  Are we ready to do that?  When we made the choice to give our life to Christ, He made us holy in our spirit.  We have everything we need in our spirit to live a Godly life.  We just may need to work a few things out of our flesh before we are doing that on a regular basis.

Although we are holy on the inside, our outside may not act like it.  We sometimes need to work to make sure what is on the inside of us comes out of us so people can see the good that is inside of us.  At the workplace would people recognize you are a Christian by your behavior or do you easily show your frustrations, emotions, gossip, etc.? We can choose to make our flesh happy which will be temporary or to make our spirit happy and let our flesh suffer a little bit when we are making the right decision.

We all have a ways to go so there is no need to condemn ourselves for not being where we want to be but we should certainly be pressing for the mark of Spiritual maturity and we should be committed to living a more spiritual life so we can show others the greatness of God.  We can be happy in unhappy situations, kind in situations where we are mistreated, etc.

We are here for a purpose.  We are on earth for a very temporary time before we move on to our permanent home.  While we are on earth, we can do the best we can and take friends with us to heaven.  While on earth, we can be of value to God.

1 Peter 1:2 (AMP) 

2 Who were chosen and foreknown by God the Father and consecrated (sanctified, made holy) by the Spirit to be obedient to Jesus Christ (the Messiah) and to be sprinkled with [His] blood: May grace (spiritual blessing) and peace be given you in increasing abundance [that spiritual peace to be realized in and through Christ, freedom from fears, agitating passions, and moral conflicts].


About lisajohnson401

My true belief is that the best way to preach is by our actions and not our words. However, we need some daily inspiration to keep us on our path. We as Christians have a responsibility not to judge others by our words but to show the love of Christ by loving them where they are at on their personal journey in life...and if they never turn their life over to Christ, continue to love them for who they are - after all God does.
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