In the Flesh
Take a moment to refresh, refocus, and refine your faith.
God, you know how strongly inclined I am to give in to the wants of my flesh. Entertainment, comfort, unhealthy foods, carnal desires, lack of discipline – all of these entice me to choose the path of least resistance over the work of pursuing holiness. Help me use what I experience in my body to practice spiritual principles. Train me in the lifestyle of dying to my sinful, earthly self in order to be transformed into righteousness. As I experience the value of living for Jesus in every way, may I also grow in love toward you and those around me. Amen.
1 Peter 4:1-2
Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God.