Ginrich's Devotional Blog

June 26, 2017

Pause First

Filed under: Bible,Christ,Christian,devotion,faith,God,God's Word,Holy Spirit,Jesus,prayer — by ginrich @ 8:05 pm

Romans 8:5 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6 (((NIV)

 We have a choice to live by our fleshy, self-centered desires of pleasing ourselves or to live to please God.  Our minds can rationalize reasons to side with the flesh.  To find out what pleases God we must study the Bible.  As we study we ask the Holy Spirit to give us insight on what pleases God.  When we ask the Holy Spirit in us we are enabled to choose to please God rather than our flesh.  With practice and with getting to know and experience God’s love more and more our desires will gradually change.  Practice pausing before speaking or acting and give the Holy Spirit the opportunity to witness or check.

 

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