Devo: We must fight
Why must we fight? Because the flesh and the spirit war against each other, and if the flesh isn’t kept in check it will run wild, so thus we must fight to let the spirit reign in us not the flesh. The hardest battle in this area of flesh V.S the Spirit is in the area of applying Gods word to our lives.
It’s easy to read something or hear a teaching and never apply the truth that comes with it. This leads to apathy, and a lack of spiritual growth in the life of the believer. To let the Spirit reign in us it takes an intentional fight everyday, because the flesh doesn’t want to submit to the Spirit. So how do we do that? We must remind ourselves that we are dead to the things of the flesh as we see in Galatians 2:20, which says, “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me”.
The cure to letting the Spirit reign in us, is DEATH…Death to the flesh! We must die to ourselves, to let the Spirit reign in our lives. Whether it’s living a life of victory, or applying Gods word to our lives, it takes a death to self let the Spirit grow us spiritually, overcome sin in our lives, and make us more like Jesus.