This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Galatians 5:16 (ESV)
Today, I am thinking about the constant pull between our flesh and spirit.
As we begin to embark upon the Lent season, I’m thinking about those things that can draw us into a deeper communion with God. One way of doing this is by choosing our spirit over our flesh. This is exactly the decision David was faced with when his men brought him a drink offering.
One day, David expressed to three of his mightiest warriors that he was longing for a drink from a particular well in Bethlehem. So, the three warriors broke through the camp of the Philistines and drew water from that very well in Bethlehem.
Yet when David learned that his own men risked their lives to get the water for him, he poured the water out on the ground. For those observing this, it must have been confusing because the three warriors had just risked their lives to get the water David really wanted, and David merely threw it on the ground.
However, David saw things differently. He understood that the liquid that his men brought back was far more precious than mere water to quench his thirst. Therefore, in that moment he decided to forego his flesh to offer the precious water as an offering to God.
During the Lent season, we are constantly faced with choosing between our flesh and spirit, but when we make the right choice, there isn’t a more rewarding feeling. What are you choosing to offer up to God today to go deeper with Him?
As you think about that, hold onto these words: “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.” Galatians 5:16 (ESV)
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So today, choose your spirit over your flesh.