Tuesday, June 01, 2010

THE BATTLE OF THE SPIRIT AND THE FLESH

Our lives are very challenged. Any of us can talk the spiritual; but the flesh insists upon ruling that portion of humanity.

It isn't easy....being spiritual that is. We like the things that we like; singing or praying or reading the Bible or serving others. We like the things we like and don't the things we don't.

Brilliant you accuse me? Or mock me? Well, the point is the spiritual if oft' found in the realm of sacrifice and surrender. Watch Jesus.

Indeed there is a major war; spirit versus flesh. The battle isn't just between us; more so it is within us. We are our own battlefields and war is waged in our minds.

Read Romans 7 and see if the Apostle Paul is not stumped by his own inward warfare. His conclusion was twofold: wretched self and thankful for Jesus.

That's how we are to see us. We are identical in both nature and action. Don't be disappointed but rather be inspired. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life....of spirituality to the max!

1 comment:

Brian said...

I like this one, I recommend the book: Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster. It helps with the inward disciplines that will empower us to be a stronger spiritual being. I am writing an 18 week small group book on Spiritual Discipline and will preach that series starting in August. Spiritual disciplines are wonderful once we develop them in our lives!