Daily Devotional – 9/3/14 “Get out of your flesh!”

Now, this may just be for me but I’ll share because when I say the Holy Spirit woke me out of my sleep with this thang this morning! Chile! See, many times we act, react, speak, post, text, feel, treat and think about folk based on your flesh but what about your spiritual self? When does that come into play? I mean, when do you take into account your spirituality? You are so quick to get your feelings hurt, well that’s because you are standing in a war in your flesh. When we become Christians, didn’t we agree to put off our old self? Yet here we are still living in our old fleshly ways. Yes, honey; we all know you are quick to cuss folk out when they get wrong and quick to pop off when things don’t go your way and the first thing you say is … say it with me “God knows my heart.” Baby please! If the words that come out your mouth aren’t right, neither is your heart. Yes, I know folk tell you what they said but have you prayed about it before you react? Yes, she posted that but log off and calm down because you might just find that it isn’t even worth replying too when you log back on.

This is my point… When you have on your spiritual being, you don’t have to fight (as hard). Baby, with your spiritual eyes, you’ll be able to see some stuff a mile away before it even has a chance to make it in your vicinity and you are prepared and will defeat it. With you spiritual feet, you won’t even be able to walk into dangerous places and if you go in, you’ll be able to come out victorious. With your spiritual body, knives won’t even pierce your skin anymore from the back, front or side. With your spiritual body, the hurtful words that once penetrated your skin don’t even soak in anymore. With your spiritual body…Oh my God! GET OUT YOUR FLESH!!

And if I may, just for a minute; step up on my soap box. First ladies of the church, stop listening to other women tell you about the other woman in the church who wants your husband. Girl, don’t you know that when you allow your spiritual eyes to search your surroundings, it’ll peep out all the wolves in sheep’s clothing? Then why are you doing the fighting? Your spiritual discernment won’t allow mess around you. You don’t need anybody speaking for you when you’re spiritual, speak yourself. You don’t need anyone fighting your battles, when you’re spiritual, you can fight your own plus and he’s coming home. (Ok, I’m getting down). Get out of your flesh when your spiritual self works so much better!

“Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation–but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live. For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. Romans 8:12-14”

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