Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The Kitchen Table

Victorious Living Day 3

Now, this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity. But that is not the way you learned Christ!— assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. Ephesians 4:17-24

The Kitchen TableVictorious Living Day 3Now, this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity. But that is not the way you learned Christ!— assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. Ephesians 4:17-24Winning is an inside job. Victory comes from the spirit out rather than from the skin in. We often miss it because we let our feelings command our actions rather than our faith. It’s called living in ignorance from a hard heart. An empty heart becomes an empty home denigrated from without with no one to defend it from within. An empty heart and an empty home don’t have the breath, the belief nor the bearings and bravery to be victorious. An empty home becomes the target of the rocks, eggs, and graffiti of an uncaring world. We need to let Jesus take us off the housing market and make us His new home in our neighborhood. If we’re going to be victorious then we must think victoriously and that comes from a heart revived, renewed and re-programed by the Holy Spirit. Natural man lets the outside lead him but the spiritual man operates from within by the breath, belief, and bravery of the Spirit. The victory is ours today if the voice we listen to is His today.

Now, this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity. But that is not the way you learned Christ!— assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. Ephesians 4:17-24

Winning is an inside job. Victory comes from the spirit out rather than from the skin in. We often miss it because we let our feelings command our actions rather than our faith. It’s called living in ignorance from a hard heart. An empty heart becomes an empty home denigrated from without with no one to defend it from within. An empty heart and an empty home don’t have the breath, the belief nor the bearings and bravery to be victorious. An empty home becomes the target of the rocks, eggs, and graffiti of an uncaring world. We need to let Jesus take us off the housing market and make us His new home in our neighborhood. If we’re going to be victorious then we must think victoriously and that comes from a heart revived, renewed and re-programed by the Holy Spirit. Natural man lets the outside lead him but the spiritual man operates from within by the breath, belief, and bravery of the Spirit. The victory is ours today if the voice we listen to is His today.

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