Last week on the blog I shared a message about feeding our spirits, so our souls will be satisfied in the Lord. (In case you missed it, you can read that post here!)
We constantly battle the flesh, and the more we feed that flesh, the more it will demand. If we choose, instead, to feed our spirits through worship and God’s Word, our souls will be satisfied in Him.
The truth is, letting that flesh die is easier said than done.
But honestly, I believe God is calling us to that. I sense a great move of God, especially among women, to get serious about the things of God, to lay aside every hindrance and sin, and to run this race with faith and passion. I’m around women who are hungry for more of God, passionate about ministry to other women, and excited about what God is doing in their lives.
We can have as much of God’s presence and power in our lives as we want!
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be the glory in the church, and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen!” (Ephesians 3:20-21, NIV).
The question is: “How much are we willing to sacrifice in order to receive all that He has for us?”
“King David once went to Araunah the Jebusite to purchase his threshing floor so that he might build an altar to the Lord. Araunah tried to give it to David for free, but David responded, ‘I will not take for the Lord what is yours, or sacrifice a burnt offering that costs me nothing’ (I Chronicles 21:24b). David wanted his worship to cost him something. What about you and me? Does our worship cost us anything?” (Let’s Run! Uncovering Faith and Finding Freedom, p.5).
Salvation is free, but it costs to follow Jesus. Jesus Himself said that we should count the cost (Luke 15:35).
Do you want more of God in your life? Are you ready to set your face like flint to do His will, counting the cost and finding the treasure worth it? If so, then let me encourage you to get really serious about ridding your life of any willful sin–you know, those little things we still hold on to because they comfort our flesh.
God is calling us to a higher place with Him, deeper intercession, more ministry to others, Spirit-filled worship, and radical obedience.
Today I want to share with you two posts I wrote last summer on struggling with the flesh and overcoming the sinful nature. I pray these will encourage us all to go the extra mile with Jesus.