Just say “NO”

But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts. Romans 13:14

When the flesh asks — just say “no”.

When the flesh demands – just say “no”.

When the flesh screams – just scream “no”.

In dozens, if not hundreds, of ways every day, the flesh makes itself known – often subtle ways – an extra scoop of ice cream, an extra half hour of TV, a short temper, a lazy spirit, choosing my way over God’s way.

Just saying “no” can be simple when practiced often enough to train my flesh that it’s NOT Lord over me. But it will not always take “no” for an answer. Our flesh may start demanding its own way and even, sometimes, scream like an unruly child. Remain calm and scream back (silently) – “NO”

But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts. Romans 13:14

Just say “NO”.

Blessings, Diane

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.

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