“Who is Winning the Battle?”
Have you ever had one of those days when you have all these plans and it seemed like everything from the start goes wrong? You realize you are out of coffee; the check engine light comes on; someone cuts you off in traffic; you walk into work, and it is a train wreck. These are flash points for the battle that is brewing on the inside of us. How are we going to react? Will the frustration start to rise, or will you just shrug it off and continue on with our daily plans? We have a choice.
How do I react to things that happen to me in my life? Will the choice I make please God, or will the choice be displeasing to Him? I want to do what is right, but sometimes I end up doing what is wrong. The bible talks about a battle that wages within us. The battle is with the flesh against the Spirit. Who is going to win the battle within us? In Galatians it says if we walk in the Spirit, we can have victory over the flesh.
Galatians 5: 16 -18
16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
Let us start our day off by spending time with God and this will help us to walk by the Spirit.