DAY FOURTEEN: 21 Day Nutrition Challenge

DAY FOURTEEN 21 Day Nutrition Challenge

2 weeks into the 21 Day Nutrition Challenge - one more to go. 

Galatians 5:16, "But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh," is packed with an easy and powerful message.  If we really unpack this verse, and truly follow it, it would not only change the outlook on our 21 day nutrition challenge, it would change the course of our lives. 

What does it mean to walk by the Spirit?  We can only walk in the Spirit if we know who the Spirit is and if we have the Spirit inside of us. Ephesians 1:13, "In whom you also trusted, after that you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that you believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise." This Scripture makes it abundantly plain, that when we truly trusts in Jesus, we are indwelt by the Spirit of God.  When we hear and receive the gospel we are saved, our sins are forgiven, and we are justified from all things through Christ.  If you believe and have fully given your "I"/your self/your will, to Christ you have the Holy Spirit in you according to the Bible.   

We were all born into a world with sin, which battles against us daily, enticing us to do things we don't want to do, like eating and drinking things we know we shouldn't or doing and being things we aren't proud of later.  Sin separates us from God, and the Holy Spirit's job is to remind us to get cleaned up and get right with God.  Since all of us still sin, and no one is perfect, we need to listen and obey the Holy Spirit's direction.  We have the choice to listen to the prompting in our hearts and walk in the Spirit or not. 

If you never feel convicted inside your heart when you do something against God's will, pray and ask God to fill you with His Holy Spirit.  He promises there is power in the Spirit to help you overcome the powers that war against you (Luke 10:19).  When you feel your flesh trying to take over, the first thing you should be drawn to is prayer. Pray and ask God to help you walk in the Spirit and be lead by the Spirit.  Whatever your 21 day challenge is, keep going and don't throw in the towel - you CAN do all God is calling you to if you walk in the Spirit!
Galatians 5:16  
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

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