“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.” (Galatians 5:16-17, ESV)
I can’t get away from this thought: “I am the manifestation of my devotion.” I shared these words in my message yesterday at Zion’s River, and they continue to reverberate in my soul. The truth of them weigh on my mind. I can believe in all kinds of truths, but only the devotion of my heart will manifest in the reality of my life.
It may be a hard truth; but it is the truth nonetheless. Your flesh and spirit war with one another. They are fighting over the same territory. They are seeking one thing: the devotion of your heart’s passion. They both know that you will become what your heart loves most.
At the end of the day, we must decide what we’re about. If we do not choose, then some thing will choose for us. We are standing in the middle of a vast battlefield where forces are warring for our heart’s attention. By faith, we must choose what we will yield to.
Be strong and courageous, my friends. The “battle (already) belongs to the Lord.” All you have to do is fuel the right passions by your daily choices.