Monday's Message of Hope

Living According to the Spirit!
Monday, June 7, 2021 by Penelope Kaye

Hello, dear friend

Today we’re going to continue our journey, living and walking in the Spirit. Let’s look at a verse in Romans 8, one of my favorite chapters:

For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. (Romans 8:5, NKJV)

Here, Paul points out the clear contradiction between life in the flesh and life in the Spirit, and it takes place in our minds. So let’s do a little inventory. Do we focus our thoughts on carnal, worldly things or do we focus on the spiritual truths found in God’s word? Do we ponder on what responses will show up on our social media pages or do we meditate on the Word of God? Do we let our thoughts run amok or do we bring every thought captive to the obedience of Christ Jesus?

Yikes! I’m not sure I want to answer them out loud! Even though nearly two thousand years have passed since Paul penned these words to his fellow brethren, their struggles match our own. Yet we are not without hope. The dear, aged apostle spends the rest of the chapter exhorting his fellow brethren to live spiritually-minded which brings us the life and peace of God.

Something we can’t do on our own. Yet, we are not alone—we have the fullness of the Godhead, through Holy Spirit, living on the inside of us, exhorting, encouraging, correcting, directing. Everything we need to live and walk in the Spirit. What a beautiful, glorious gift!

This week, I’m going to endeavor to set my mind on the things of the Spirit as I live and walk in Him. I hope you join me.

Below are some questions to reflect and/or journal. Feel free to share your thoughts—I would love to hear from you.

  • What fleshly battles do you struggle to overcome?
  • Are there certain verses from Romans 8 that help you?
  • How will this impact your prayer life for yourself? For others?

Have a hope-filled week!

Penelope Kaye

 

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Michael G Larson From Billings At 6/9/2021 11:11:35 PM

Preach sister! Setting our minds on the things of the Spirit sounds complicated but it can be simple. Reading Gods Word, focusing our attention on the throne room or the beauty of God etc. Simple, yet profound. Blessings Penelope Kaye!

Reply by: PS 2710 Ministries

Hi, Michael. I love the simplicity of Christ. Thank you for sharing such encouraging words. Blessings, Penelope Kaye

Linaya From Billings At 6/8/2021 9:45:10 PM

Thank you, God, for more devotional time in retirement and getting the time to write down daily thanksgivings and walk in nature praying and thanking God for the beauty of His earth, His creatures and each of us being led forth by His spirit. I love you, Lord, and pray you will guide me more each

Reply by: PS 2710 Ministries

Hi, Linaya. Thank you for sharing such a heartfelt prayer. Have a wonderful week! Blessings, Penelope Kaye

Evelyn Laci From Hardin At 6/7/2021 12:29:02 PM

Thanks for sharing this. I have been asking God much lately to help me bring every though captive to the obedience of Christ. It is a battle.

Reply by: PS 2710 Ministries

Hi, Evelyn. I'm glad you were blessed. It's definitely a battle, but thank God for the work of the cross. Blessings, Penelope Kaye

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