Fighting with Love
"For you are still controlled by your sinful nature. You are jealous of one another and quarrel with each other. Doesn't that prove you are controlled by your sinful nature? Aren't you living like people of the world?" -1 Corinthians 3:3 Have you ever been short or ill-tempered with somebody? I know I have, and I am not proud of it. We can say we are Christians but we still have bad days - days where we're tired or stressed out, days where it doesn't seem like anything is going right. It is during those days where we can easily succumb to our flesh, or we can choose to let God flow through us in the midst of the challenges we face. The Bible talks about the kind of weapons we use as the redeemed of God. Our weapons are not the same as the world's. "On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds." (1 Corinthians 10:4) Every day, we have a choice to make - to fall back into the defenses of our flesh or decide to trust God and let Him take over, letting ourselves be influenced by His Holy Spirit. We realize it's not up to us to change something - we just need to be obedient and let God work. The enemy wants nothing more than to get under our skin - to kick us into our flesh so that we will sin. That is his ultimate goal - to keep you and me from the victory God intends for us! We can't fight flesh with flesh if we are going to win a spiritual war. We have to let the Spirit flow through us in order for the light to overcome darkness. All that has to happen for darkness to flee is for true light to shine. Are you fighting with God's love and light today? Let God's spirit flow through you, so that every day you can walk in His wonderful mercy, grace, peace, love, truth and joy.