…abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. 1 Peter 2:11
Do you want to spend time with God or “do devotions?” Do you want to be in a living, vibrant, intimate relationship with God or “have a quiet time?”
Do you want to be a hearer of the Word only or a doer of the Word?
Do you meet with God each day with an expectation that He will speak to you? Do you prepare for action or is it simply a reading exercise?
Our time with God each day is our battle training. We need to pay close attention.
Peter warns that the passions of our flesh wage WAR against our souls. Left unchecked they will cause harm, great harm.
Let’s be honest, when we think of someone or something waging war against us, our defenses go up. We are at the ready, ready to ward off evil and harm against ourselves. Yet so often we don’t seem to have our defenses up against our own fleshly passions.
Do you want to reach old age only to realize our spiritual life has osteoporosis, that it is weak and thin and brittle? I don’t.
Are you armed and ready for battle today?
Show me Your way – O Lord, teach me Your path, guide me in your truth and teach me. For you are God my Savior and my hope is in You all day long.
Diane Hunt is a Biblical Counselor, Women’s conference and retreat speaker and author. She serves as the Director of Partner Care and Director of Women’s Ministries at America’s Keswick. She and her husband John have two married children and four grandchildren. She loves reveling in warm sunny climates and playing with her grandchildren.