Controlling your Body
When you become a new person in Christ, old things do pass away and all things become new (2 Cor. 5:17). But that is true only in regard to your inward man. Your spirit being becomes new. When you were born again, your body didn’t change. It will always want to do things it’s not supposed to do.
If your body never wanted to do what’s wrong, Paul would not have had to say, “I keep my body under control.” You don’t have to keep something under control that doesn’t have a tendency to get out of control.
For instance, as long as your car is parked, you don’t have to control the direction it’s going. When you begin driving a car, you have to guide it with the steering wheel. If you don’t you will lose control of the vehicle.
Just as a steering wheel guides a car, your spirit needs to control your body. Otherwise, your body will control you.
What happens if you continually give in to your flesh rather than walking according to the spirit? The bible says you will cause decay and death to come into your life (Gal. 6:8)
Ok. This is a little bit deep and all you want to do is lose weight. Just give me the weight loss plan and some recipes and I’m good to go. Then a few months later, you have abandoned the plan and now you are frustrated and feel trapped and you give up trying. If this is you, then these messages on Put your Spirit in Charge are for you. Take these messages to heart because therein is your victory. There is a correlation between what we eat and our health but there is a real struggle to eat right. Do I have a witness? Somtimes it lack of knowledge. Sometimes it's lack of good food choices. Sometimes i'ts because of finances. But sometimes, it'
s lack of discipline and being ruled by our body and our emotions.
Take Action this Week: Decide to live by your spirit instead of being body-ruled. You can use the same principles of faith you use to believe for other needs in your life. Just apply those principles to this area of taking control of your body. Say what you believe (2 Cor. 4:13) and act upon what you have spoken (James 2:14, 17). (Taken from the Word of Faith Magazine)
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