Victory over the flesh

Psalm 105:4 amp.

Seek, inquire of and for the Lord, and crave Him and His strength (His might and inflexibility to temptation); seek and require His face and His presence [continually] evermore.

The absolute beauty of our relationship with God the Father through His Son Jesus Christ is that our Lord, once human, experienced everything we can ever feel. Yes, everything… even depression, despair, loneliness, anxiety, fear, anger and so on. Yet, He never sinned; He never acted on His feelings. That must have been hard for Him, so hard! But He was in constant contact with His Father and that gave Him the necessary strength to accomplish God’s divine plan for humanity. We, as born again Christians (as new creatures in Christ), struggle everyday to make the right choice, the one based on the Word of God. Sometimes we do not have the strength to resist to temptation and choose to sin. Do not kid yourself, every Christian has the same battle. The battle the Word calls it the war between the flesh and the Holy Spirit. Before I found the this verse of Psalm 105, sometimes I had a hard time. The basic Truth is our strength is not enough, but this verse gives us the tip to make it much easier. Pray : ask our Lord to fill you with His inflexibility to temptation. Act : Be in His Presence. Put on Christian music of the type you prefer and sing to the Lord, Praise Him with all your mind, all your heart and all your strength. If you are in a position that you do not have access to music I am certain you must know at least one by heart. If you do no, then make one up! Always remember that Jesus said in Matthew 6:34 amp ….Sufficient for each day is its own trouble (read the whole verse, it helps to know it by heart). Therefore  when temptation comes, start seeking our Lord face. Have compassion for yourself: it is not OK to fall, but God knew you were going to do it. Ask God’s forgiveness, receive it and get back up, returning your thoughts to pure heavenly thoughts, to God. Jesus, by His finished work on the cross made sure that sin has no more power over us. Through Jesus’s we have everything we need to live a victorious life, one day at a time! 💜

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