Living From The Inside Out
Philippians 2:13 “For it is God who is working in you both to will and to work according to His good purpose.” ~CSB
Have you ever had that ‘I don’t feel like it’ feeling when it’s time to go to the gym and workout? But because you are determined to stay committed, you go anyway. You get up on that treadmill or pick up the weights and begin. Before you know it, you are into the best workout you’ve ever had. Why, because all you had to do was get there, and your inner strength and determination took over.
Or, how about when you decide to eat right. Pizza, hamburgers, fries, everything but what you have prepared to eat for the week is on your mind. The imaginary smell of all your favorites seems to be in your nose. But when you push on to eat that salad instead, and your appetite is satisfied, you feel better because you did not quit, and you did not fall off your commitment to healthy eating.
This same issue can happen to us on our spiritual journey. We have our days of stress and worry. We have our days when it seems like we are that rubber band being stretched as far as we can be stretched and about to pop. Yes, and the days where we just want to fall down and quit.
But because we have a Savior that did not quit, we don’t either! Think about it my fellow Christians, the times you ‘don’t feel like it’ and you push on anyway, there is a feeling you get that pushes you. There is something that comes over you that takes you even further than you thought you could go. That my friend is the power of God!
You see when you feed yourself the Word of God daily, your spirit becomes stronger than your flesh. Your flesh may want to quit, but the spirit overrides that command! The scripture says, “For it is God who is working in you…” That great godly strength from above is right inside you, rejecting the wants of the flesh and acts on the ‘will’ of the Father! The text continues, “…to will and to work according to His good purpose!”
What a wonderful God we serve! All we have to be, is obedient. All we have to do, is walk in the name of Jesus. God will take care of the rest! We pray for all of you today. We pray that strength from God, that power from God and that wisdom in direction from God as He lays His hand upon you in your meditation.
In Jesus’ name we pray,
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Authors Billy & Yolanda
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