Sometimes all it takes is just one new idea to begin the process of training your flesh to obey you. God designed you in a unique way that should allow your Spirit man, (the real you) to reign with dominion over your flesh (body).
The Soul is the Battleground
The soul (mind, will, and emotions) is the battleground. The soul determines who to side with. If the soul sides with the flesh, that makes two against one and the flesh will begin to rule you. It will make demands upon you that you don’t really like, but are too weak to fight. If the soul sides with the Spirit man, the Spirit man will begin to reign and joy and peace will begin to fill your heart. Extra measures of God’s grace and mercy become available to you. The BLESSING begins to operate in your life. You will have strength to overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil. Your Spirit man will sing
Can we influence who the soul sides with? Yes, we definitely can. However, it is not easy, and it does not happen in the blink of an eye. You have likely noticed that it is also not easy to be dominated by the flesh. It is a choice we have to make. The soul has to be fed a proper diet. This diet is the truth that comes from the Word of God.
You are a Spirit
You are a spirit. When you are born into this world, you may be blessed with parents who begin to feed you tiny seeds of truth. These seeds may be from Bible stories they read to you or that you hear from the church they take you too, and the principles of truth they begin to teach you.
These tiny seeds of truth go into your soul (mind, will, and emotions) and begin to strengthen your spirit man. However, as you begin to grow, thoughts from the world, flesh and the devil begin to enter your soul. We live in a culture that produces these thoughts of pleasing the flesh: “give me a new toy”, “let me have my own way with my brother”, “I can say no to my mom and dad”, “I want my own way”, “I want to have fun”, “I want to think about me, me, me”. Our society is also filled with fear. Fear may begin to come from many directions. “Oh dear, these seeds from the world may begin to overtake the tiny seeds of truth, if they aren’t being replenished.
As years go by, if the truth from God’s word is not replenished strongly into your soul, the
spirit man begins to shrink and the soul begins to side with the flesh as the world’s toxic seeds grow larger and larger. Watching the news often plants seeds of fear and worry. Oh no! What has happened? The body begins to take more and more territory and boss you around more and more. You don’t like it. You seem to be trapped. Can you escape?
Yes, You Can Escape
Yes, you can escape. You can train your flesh to obey. The tide will begin to turn as you become aware of what you give attention to. We move toward and become like that which you pay attention to the most. What are you watching/reading/listening to? Close friends: What do they talk about the most? Do they encourage you with the promises of God’s Word? Or do they bring fear and defeat thoughts to you. What kind of things are you filling your mind with?
Overcoming the Tide
As you begin to read and meditate on God’s words, His thoughts begin to overcome the toxic seeds from the world. You begin to see yourself healthy and strong. You begin to realize you do have dominion over your body. It can no longer demand what you feed it. Your spirit man is becoming stronger and stronger. Things you thought impossible become possible. Your spirit man begins to sing.
For myself, I find that if I devote the first hour of my day to reading God’s word, it deposits inner strength into me. I search for treasure promises as I read. His Word is like a treasure chest filled with The Blessing and how to walk in that Blessing He has provided for us as believers.
Lately, after discovering the worship music of Terry MaCalmon, I have added early morning seeds of truth to my spirit man. We have instructed Alexa to wake us up with this beautiful worship music. It fills the atmosphere with peace. This music is so wonderful that I play it in the background of whatever I am doing throughout the day. I also activate my faith by thinking on the fact that I am depositing faith seeds of truth into my spirit man and it is becoming stronger and stronger with every single truth seed received.
Terry MaCalmon Worship
Allow your spirit man to soar as you train your flesh to obey.