Wednesday, March 07, 2012
For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not; but the evil which I would not, that I do.
I find this passage to be a powerful message. We are at war with the flesh. It is our flesh that beckons us to do the things that we know we shouldn't do. It is the flesh that persuades us not to do the things we should do. Apostle Paul is telling us how he struggled with the flesh, as do we.
Romans 7: 23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.
It is my flesh that I listened to in the past and became over-weight. It is my flesh I listened to broke down my healthy body. I have confessed this to the Lord and He has forgiven me. The slate is wiped clean. My God has established my steps. I can have victory over my flesh.
Psalm 40:2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
Thank you for my salvation! I love you! Thank you for your mercy and patience! Thank you for my forgiveness! Thank you for establishing my goings! You have helped me to get on the correct path with my health and my weight. I still struggle with my flesh everyday. You give me strength to do the things I should do (tracking my food, sticking to it, exercising when I don't want to, and feeling better for all these things. I am thankful for all You do for me. I praise you! Thank you for helping me to succeed in losing weight and inches. Thank you for helping me to keep my flesh in subjection. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen!