I am blessed in so many ways. In ways I don’t even know. But today I am not feeling it. It’s been hard to FEEL it. I want to give into my flesh. I want to just sit and have a pity party. I want SOMEONE to feel sorry for me. I want to feel important to at least one person.
I want it to be about ME!! Seriously I do! ((Sigh)) At least my flesh does.
There is something greater at work in me. There is One who calls me daily to die to my flesh. He reminds me that I am not to walk according to my flesh but according to the Spirit. His Spirit. He reminds me that to walk according to my flesh means death, it means I live hostile toward God.
It’s not about me. It can never be about me. It’s about HIM. It must always be about Him. For Him.
His Spirit is in me. That same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead. His Spirit dwells in me, and if it does then how can I live according to my flesh? I am compelled to live according to the Spirit who live in me.
I must die. So you see it doesn’t really matter how I FEEL today. It doesn’t matter how bad, grumpy or sick I feel or what circumstance I face. I can still choose to cling to the Spirit at work in me. On days like today when it gets hard to see the blessings I can rely on His Spirit to help me see the good.
So today His Spirit testifies to my spirit and reminds me I am blessed with so much more than I could ever imagine. And for this I give thanks.
So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh - for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die ; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live. Rom 8:12,13 (Read all of Romans 8)
O God, My Father forgive me! Help me!I know that Your Spirit intercedes for me and strengthens me in my weaknesses. Thank you Father! Search my heart and mind, help me walk according to Your purposes. Deliver me from those things that will threaten to come between my walk with You. Amen.