Devotional: As The Spirit Increases, The Flesh Decreases
Christian Women's Devotion on Living in the Spirit
I just love this chapter. We can all
ourselves somewhere in this chapter.
In verses 1-3,
it reminds us that our minds need
to be focused more on what is
above. Storing up
treasures in Heaven. Our real life is in
Jesus - it is not in what we have here on earth.
is no eternal value in earthly things. As
we are clothed more
with the new Spiritual self,
more of the flesh will die away. As
increases our flesh decreases. We are made
brand-new creations, but it doesn't happen overnight.
to actively put away, or rid ourselves,
of the desires and works
of the flesh, and this
is a daily process. It's a daily dying to
May we really desire to be clothed with the
of Jesus - in every area of our lives.
We need to allow the Holy
Spirit to be in
control and to increase more in our lives.
doing this we will become transformed
and live more according to
rather than the world's
I appeal to you therefore, brethren, and
of you in view of [all] the mercies of God,
to make a
decisive dedication of your bodies
[presenting all your members
as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted,
and well-pleasing to God, which is your
(rational, intelligent) service and
worship. Do not be conformed to this world
age), [fashioned after and adapted to
its external, superficial
customs], but be
transformed (changed) by the [entire]
of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude],
so that you may prove [for yourselves]
what is the good and
acceptable and perfect will
of God, even the thing which is good
and perfect [in His sight for you]. - Romans 12:1-2 (AMP)
Fill us with your Holy Spirit
today, O Lord,
So we will be totally transformed
From what we
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