Flesh vs Spirit

Our flesh is much stronger than we think. When we get a cut, it heals. It keeps us warm and cool. It can do a lot of good things physically. However, spiritually it is bad. Your flesh wants to keep you from anything Godly. It wants to entice you, distract you, and pull you away from anything that will feed your spirit.

The war between your flesh and your spirit has been waging since Adam. Ultimately, Adam allowed his flesh to overcome him. So, how do I let my spirit win you ask?

* Feed it God’s Word

* Grow in your prayer time.

* Faithfully attending church

* Fasting, (weakens the flesh)

Feed your spirit! Don’t be like Adam and let your flesh win. We are still reaping those consequences. Allow your spirit to grow stronger and stronger everyday. Beat the flesh by not allowing your circumstances to overcome you. I know life is hard, but with a strong firm foundation in your spirit you will overcome. Let your spirit win! Xoxo

“For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.”

Romans 8:5 ESV

Be A Helper.

Anxiety can cause a lot of things; depression, heart palpitations, stress, and fear. People with anxiety often times obsess with things, they focus on the triggers of their anxieties. Depression and anxiety most of the time go together.

We never really know what people struggle with everyday. We can’t always see their anxieties, fears or worries. What we can do is offer a smile, kind word, a hug and most importantly prayer. We can pray for others.

Don’t let your struggles be your downfall. Don’t be consumed by fear and worry that the enemy sees that target on your back only to use it against you. Don’t become so bitter that you hurt others who are hurting. Help bring peace back into someone’s anxious heart. Be their supporter, show them Christ’s love. Be a helper, a true friend. Help someone not to be weighed down any longer. Pray for someone else even if all you want to do is pray for yourself. Allow your pain from infertility to become a pillar of strength to help others. Be Gods helper to some one else! Xoxo

“Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.”

Proverbs 12:25 ESV

The Enemy Is Defeated.

Did you know you have an enemy? Greater than any military or political opponent, Satan wars against God and His followers. He is full of deceit and will use this trait to pull others away from following Jesus.

Even though we have an enemy working against us, God is on our side. According to 2 Thessalonians 3:3, God is faithful in guarding us from the evil one. Christ defeated Satan through His death and resurrection because He gave Satan no right to accuse believers. Therefore, we do not have to fear. He can’t harm us because of Christ’s sacrifice.

You can have peace, knowing Christ has overcome the schemes of our accuser! Don’t allow fear to make you feel defeated. He has already won the war. Take courage today, knowing the enemy is defeated. God is on guard for you. Xoxo

“But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen and guard you from the evil one.”

2 Thessalonians 3:3 CSB

Look Up For Help

I know that overwhelming feeling you have right now. You are stressed about your finances, marriage, ministry, fertility treatments, fostering and so on. The Bible tells us in Matthew 6:26 that “Look at the birds, they don’t sow or reap, yet our Heavenly Father takes care of them. Are you not worth more than they?” (Paraphrased). If God loves the birds and all the creatures of this earth enough to provide for them, why do we think He won’t take care of us?

Stop looking at all the earthly possessions that you don’t have or can’t have, and look up towards heaven! This life as hard, sad, demanding, and happy as it can be is temporary. Our home is heaven. Think on that. God has more in store for us than anything we can obtain here on Earth. Stop looking for hope and fulfillment in the wrong things and see the great things eternity has in store! This world is not our home, we are just passing through! Be encouraged. Look up to heaven! Xoxo

“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”

Colossians 3:2 CSB

Love God, Love People.

In the light of all these suicides, it has got me thinking. You never know the pain someone is dealing with, the daily struggles they face.

As Christians, we are called to love. To love everyone. Not to pick and choose who you want to love, but to love EVERYONE! Jesus came to this world to love it, not condemn it. If the One and only savior came to love the world; why do we think we can do anything but?

We think because someone has a difference in their opinions, religion, lifestyles or any other choices, that it gives us an “excuse” to not love.

Please don’t be like the judge or juror. People need love, support and prayers. You want them to come to Jesus and be saved: Love and pray for them. You think they’re struggling with something: love and pray for them. We never know what someone is going through. We are all good at hiding behind masks or fake smiles, that doesn’t mean we don’t all have hurts. So please, let’s be like Jesus and love people. That is the only way to truly help save people. Xoxo

““I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.””

John 13:34-35 CSB

Fear is A Liar.

As the song says: fear he is a liar, he will steal your happiness. There is so much truth in that lyric. Fear creeps in not at all once, but slowly over time.

Fear will tell you:

* You’re not good enough

* You will fail.

* You aren’t beautiful

* You aren’t loved

* You are alone.

All of these things that fear tells you is a LIE. The enemy wants to defeat you by making you believe his lies. You are exactly how God made you. He does love you. You are beautiful in His eyes. You are more than enough. You matter to Him. With God you won’t fail. Stop allowing fear to whisper those lies into your heart. Shout Gods truth into your heart. Destroy those lies. You are a child of the king!

Xoxo

“There is no fear in love; instead, perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment. So the one who fears is not complete in love.”

1 John 4:18 CSB

Seek After God.

God’s presence is everywhere, He is omnipotent. He can be all things and everywhere. So why is it that we don’t seek after Him? We know He is always there but we don’t always accept His presence.

Invite His presence to be there with you. How can you invite Him you ask?

* Seek Him in His Word

* Seek Him in prayer

*Seek Him in your knowledge

Get to know Him intimately and personally. The more you seek Him, the more you will find Him. You will know that He is always there. Your cup will be filled with His goodness and will never run empty. His mercy will be never ending!

Xoxo

“The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the person who seeks him.”

Lamentations 3:25 CSB