Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. Galatians 6:7-8 ESV
Another week with hopes to change…what? How would you end this sentence? I battle in my mind: Spirit vs. Flesh. The Holy Spirit desires sowing into the Spirit, seeking Jesus and His teachings. My flesh desires to place food as a false god. The more I become aware of my food tendencies, more out of balance I’ve noticed.
It’s frightening the availability of drugs to our children and mankind. Interesting, early 1900’s legal alcohol became illegal for a time. Satan grips individuals into addictions, deceiving minds- thinking we still have control. The only way to gain control is to become serious about breaking loose. The power of God works in our life, a great force working on our side. Sowing into the Spirit with prayer/fasting, changes take hold redeeming experiences, using them to help others overcome.
If you have never fasted, I encourage you to take small steps. For me, I began my first serious fast for seven days from wake up till 11 am. This does not sound like much, however, disciplining our flesh over unhealthy habits is a battle. This meant giving up my morning doughnut and Mountain Dew. I fasted needing direction for my oldest child’s speech. During these seven mornings, I found places to pray for at least an hour. God gave amazing new direction to treatment plans after this week. This fast was 13 years ago and even with several more years of therapy, his speech was completely restored.
God is faithful. When seeking to sow into the Spirit, not only reaping eternal life, we feel God’s power working in our life daily. It’s easy to look at individuals making poor choices when satan uses innocent items to corrupt us as well. It not only corrupts flesh, walls are built, rejecting truth from others. If our Spirit man is blocked, our flesh gouges us with more corruption.
Let’s become motivated- really motivated. Tap into God’s power through prayer and fasting, making necessary changes for an abundant life. Sow good things into the Spirit, accepting truth, not building walls. If not, we’ll reap rough times. Avoid mocking God—not good. Keep satan from deceiving. Sow to the Spirit—when good things are sown, good things we’ll reap.
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