Galatians 5:17 ” For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the spirit, and the spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want.”

Our mind is a battlefield.  Our new nature under Christ Jesus is ever struggling with our comfortable old nature.  Romans 8:4 tells us not to live according to our sinful nature…but that’s easier said than done when our old self keeps tugging us back to what’s easy, and familiar.  But that’s when we need to memorize I John 4:4 and recite it out loud…” the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”  The Holy Spirit indwelling within you is mightier than the devil…and more powerful than anything you are battling today.  For it tells us to resist the devil and he must flee.  So when your old and new self are clashing, look to the Lord for strength and victory.

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