Flesh vs. Spirit Minded

“Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.” (Romans 8:5-6)

#livebySpirit it’s easy to live by your flesh with no self restraint, but the results of this type of lifestyle are stress, worry, pain and problems. The flesh is weak, impulsive and inconsistent. However when we life according to the spirit it produces a peace that cannot be explained. When we do God’s word and are led by his spirit we align ourselves with Heaven.

Works of the flesh (Galatians 5:19-21)
sexual immorality
impurity
sensuality
idolatry
sorcery
enmity
strife
jealousy
fits of anger
rivalries
dissensions
divisions
envy
drunkenness
orgies

Fleshy thoughts :
1. Wants glory for oneself and to be impressive (selfish ambition)
2. Wants to feel good
3. Will do anything for personal gain including compromise (greed)
4. Ruled by whatever emotion comes your way
5. Agrees with the ways of the world

Holy Spirit filled thoughts:

1. Wants God’s will to be done above all else
2. Seeks first the kingdom
3. Concerned with expanding the kingdom by doing their assignment /part in God’s plan
4. Wants God to get the glory
5. Posture of ” I will wait on you God, because I know your ways are best”

 

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