TO PONDER: PRESSING THROUGH TO EXERCISE GODLINESS
training My people to obey My Word: body, soul and
spirit. In places where you have not yet pressed
through to liberty, I want you to overcome. When you
exercise your will to make the right choices of obeying
My Word, it is like resistance training. Temptations,
soul habits and demonic oppression press against you to
weaken your new beginning. It is a labor where you
practice one thrust at a time to overcome that which is
heavy and pressing against you. You may feel weak and
tired and exhausted at first. You may suffer waves of
hopelessness as these forces press against your new
choices, wanting you to fall into apathy, carelessness,
and lukewarm-ness. Don’t let them. Submit your body,
soul and spirit habits to Me, resist the devil and he
will flee. As you exercise yourself in the labor of
godliness, you will grow so strong you will have freedom
and liberty into new and healthy living.
Thess 5:23-24 NKJV
may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely;
and may your whole spirit, soul , and body be preserved
blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who
calls you is faithful, who also will do it.
you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy
Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you
are not your own? For you were bought at a price;
therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit,
which are God's.
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and
be in health, just as your soul prospers.