Daily Devotional – 9/3/15 “Get out of your flesh!”

I just happened to share this same title on last year and by reason of the Holy Spirit, I am inclined to share it again on the exact same day this year, with another message! Yea, it’s for somebody who woke up this morning in their feelings. It’s for somebody who has been walking around the past few days with a chip on their shoulder. It’s for somebody who keeps talking about stuff they know nothing about. It may be for you … I just simply stopped by to tell you to get out of your flesh! See, if you would get out of your flesh, sister, some of the stuff you hear wouldn’t hurt you as much. If you would get out of your flesh, brother, some of those posts you read wouldn’t affect you as much. If you would get out of your flesh, beloved Saint, some of the things folk do to you wouldn’t get under your skin as much as it does. If you would get out of your flesh, Doc. Pastor, just maybe you can tell more of God’s word and not the world’s. If you would get out of your flesh, then maybe God would have more willing workers for the harvest.

I’m just the messenger, don’t get mad at me but get mad at yourself sometime. You know you’re always in your flesh! You’re wondering why you keep getting defeated by the enemy, check your armor. If you’re standing in the battle with fleshly gear, it’s bound to get pierced by the weapons of the enemy. Oh but if you put on the armor of God, nothing shall by any means hurt you. Yea, it may sting you but it shall not hurt you. It’s the same with fleshly eyes and ears. When you look at stuff with fleshly eyes, they play tricks on you. Fleshly eyes show you lust but spiritual eyes show you love. Fleshly eyes show you tricks but spiritual eyes show you trust. With fleshly ears you hear gossip but with spiritual ears you hear get away from me Satan. When you get out of your flesh, your spirit begins to discern the fleshly mess before it even arrives in your area. This is why the bible says in Romans 8:12-14, “Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation–but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live. For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.” When you get out of your flesh, you have more ammunition to fight fleshly folk with. Baby, be led by the spirit, not the flesh, for it cannot lead you wrong.

Published by Pastor LaKisha

Lakisha Johnson, native Memphian and author of over fifteen titles was born to write. She’ll tell you that “It isn't just writing, it's ministry." Along with being an author, she is an ordained minister, co-pastor, wife, mother and the product of a large family. She is an avid blogger at kishasdailydevotional.com and social media poster where she utilizes her gifts to encourage others to tap into their God given talents. She won’t claim to be the best at what she does nor does she have all the answers, she is simply grateful to be used by God.

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