Galatians 5: 16-17

Galatians 5: 16-17

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

Before I received the Lord Jesus into my life, I was motivated to live my life as I saw fit. I thought I had everything under control, but I couldn’t even control myself! And then I met Jesus. The light of His truth revealed the reality of my true self to me, and it was a sobering experience for sure. Mercy from God was what I desperately needed, and mercy is what I was lavishly given. His Spirit took up residence in my heart.

As Paul reminds us, we have a choice when it comes to living our lives. Our flesh and bones yearn for unhindered self-satisfaction. Our born-again souls seek the Lord and long to be in tune with Him. Though the battle rages, winning it begins with putting one foot in front of the other.

You and I have a choice to make. This day, let’s choose to walk in the Spirit. He’ll see to it that we are not taken out by dead-end desires. Victory begins with the first step.

Jeff Deal