Monday, September 17, 2012

Self Dies Hard

Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, evil desire, and greed which amounts to idolatry.  (Colossians 3:5 NASB)

   Whenever a person comes to Jesus Christ and receives forgiveness of sins, he is given a new heart (Ezek. 36:26,27), a new spirit (John 3:3-6), and a new supernatural will power (Matt. 22:37).  The one area that is left unregenerated is the body -- the flesh.

   Satan cannot touch our new heart and spirit because that is where God resides, but he sure can play havoc with the flesh.  When problems arise, our minds shift into a processing mode.  As long as I process and face my sins honestly, all goes well, but if I suppress and shove them down into the subconscious mind (thinking no one sees, no one knows), they are easy targets for Satan's ploys.

   You and I have the option to either make faith choices (Godly decisions) or emotional choices (Self decisions).  Emotional choices lead us into sin and are used by Satan to defeat us; whereas faith choices lead us into the paths of righteousness.

   What kind of choices will you make today?

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