I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. Galatians 5:16 NKJV
God spoke to me in a dream. He said, “Be filled with the Spirit.”
God was not referring to the baptism of the Holy Spirit. I have already been baptized in the Holy Spirit. God was not saying I need the Holy Spirit to take up residence in my heart. That happens when we are born again.
I have seen born again believers become trapped in bondage to sin. Not just before coming to Christ but after as well. We all sin and fall short of the glory of God.
The Lord gave me an example of how to be filled with the Spirit of God. He gave me an example of how to fulfill the sinful lusts of my flesh as well.
Think of your life as a glass. If you put milk in the glass you have a glass of milk. If you put water in the glass you have a glass of water. If you put whiskey in the glass you will have a glass of whiskey.
The things we fill our lives with determine how we live. If we spend our time satisfying the sinful desires of our flesh we will live in the flesh. If we spend our time seeking Jesus and drawing near to the Lord we will be filled with the Holy Spirit.
The choices we make determine if we walk in the flesh or in the Spirit!
God can use anyone at any time for any purpose. God uses sinners. He uses us. At some point we will reap what we sow. When we feed our fleshly desires they grow stronger.
When we seek and follow Jesus the Lord forms His heart in us.
Pursuing the lustful desires of my sinful nature left me feeling lost and alone. The void of separating myself from God left me with an emotional hangover only Jesus could cure!
Pressing into Jesus so my life is hidden in Christ gives it meaning. Jesus satisfies my soul in a way nothing else can. Having tasted the sweetness of intimacy with God my soul can only be satisfied by God’s presence. Only Jesus can fill my life with Joy!
God gives you the freedom to choose how you live.
I have made a habit of asking God to put His desires in my heart so that on the day He grants the desires of my heart they would be the desires Jesus deposited into my heart!
Ask Jesus for the grace and wisdom to make good and Godly choices. Make walking in the Spirit of God the true desire of your heart!
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