Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Deny The Flesh

Lawrence looked at the cold bottle of Gulder and he suddenly felt thirsty. "you no go drink?" His friends looked at him surprisingly, the Lawrence they knew could finish 24 bottles in a day but he was just staring at the bottle. 

They heard he had become born again so they lured him to his old joint to test him.  His former girlfriend was also complaining that he wouldn't sleep with her anymore, she was suspecting that Lawrence was seeing another girl. 
" I don't drink or sleep with women any more because the bible says its wrong and I am not even supposed to be at this joint, I only came because you had something urgent to tell me.  Lawrence' friends looked at each other and burst out laughing, "no be you, I too sabi you, I give you 2 weeks, you go call us"

It's been 2 years since that time and Lawrence has not drank Gulder or slept with any woman. There had been series of temptation but God always kept him.

The proof of God is change. Anyone who truly experiences God will change! A grace begins to function in your life that makes you deny the flesh. In the past, you saw a woman or man you liked and you lusted about sleeping with him/ her and you eventually did. 
When you became a Christian, the moment those thoughts came, you scrapped them because you realized that a born again believer should not think like that.  

The bible says in Luke 9:23 ( ESV) 
And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.

There are some areas you are still finding it difficult to deny yourself, it could be food, anger, sleep, sex and many more. This self indulgence is holding you back from a closer walk with Christ! 

You see the closer you get to God, the bigger the blessings He will send your way! The devil is tempting you in those areas because he wants to frustrate your relationship with God and if he succeeds in that, he can steal your blessings.

Ephesians 4:27 says we should give no opportunity to the devil.  Everytime you deny self of sinful pleasures you move closer to God and you have frustrated the devil. May God help us to say no to the flesh and yes to Jesus this year in Jesus name.

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Jesus is Lord 

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