How we live and use our body or vessel matters to God and it should matter to us. Our life and how we live is decided by what we choose to repeatedly think on, the words we allow to leave our mouth, and the actions we consistently choose. One of two things control all of this - our flesh or our born again daily transformed spirit.
EVERYONE OF US IS CONTINUALLY HUNGRY - NOT JUST FOR FOOD BUT FOR LIFE & EXPERIENCES
WHAT DRIVES OUR HUNGER DETERMINES OUR ACTIONS
Galatians 5:24 (ESV)
And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
If Jesus is Lord of your life then your vessel is a temple. Honor God with it. We shouldn't treat it as common and casual giving it to impurity, sexual immorality, and any other types of debauchery.
Everyday God has you and I on His schedule to meet but do we show?
TRANSFORMATION CAN’T HAPPEN WITHOUT CRUCIFIXION, REVELATION, MEDITATION, AND SEPARATION. YOU HAVE TO CRUCIFY YOUR FLESH. YOU HAVE TO MEET DAILY WITH GOD AND GET REVELATION ON HIS WORD. MEDITATE THAT WORD CONSISTENTLY. THEN LET GOD SEPARATE YOU FROM THE WORLD AND ITS WAYS.
WE HAVE TO DENY YOUR FLESH
Your flesh wants to conform - God wants you and I to be transformed!
What is the flesh?
In the New Testament, flesh is used to talk about the sinful part of human nature compared to the "Spirit." If someone is "in the flesh," it means they're not renewed, and living "according to the flesh" is living and acting in a sinful way.
2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV)
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
1 Peter 1:14 (ESV)
As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance
Ephesians 4:22–24 (ESV)
to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, 23 and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, 24 and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
Colossians 3:10 (ESV)
and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.
1 John 2:15–17 (ESV)
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world. 17 And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.
Ephesians 5:17 (ESV)
Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
1 Peter 4:2 (ESV)
so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God.
STAY HUNGRY FOR JESUS
A MINDSET THAT SAYS I WANT ALL THAT GOOD HAS FOR ME - I WANT ALL OF HIS PRESENCE AND PURPOSE. I WANT TO MATURE IN MY DISCIPLINE AND BECOME MORE LIKE HIM IN MY DEMEANOR, THOUGHTS AND ACTIONS
Psalm 143:6 (ESV)
I stretch out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Selah
John 6:33–35 (ESV)
33 For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34 They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.” 35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.
PREDETERMINE TIME & PLACE
IF YOU DON’T PREDETERMINE YOU WILL SPEND TIME IN GODS WORD AND MEET WITH GOD THEN YOUR FLESH WILL DETERMINE YOUR TIME AND IT WILL NEVER DECIDE TO SPEND TIME IN GODS WORD BECAUSE IT DOESN’T WANT TO BE CRUCIFIED AND TAMED
Luke 5:16 (ESV)
But he (Jesus) would withdraw to desolate places and pray.
Matthew 14:23 (ESV)
And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone
What is going to control our time? Our flesh or our born again daily transformed spirit! What hunger will we choose? The worldly hunger of the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life - or the hunger that says God I want you and your will for my life!