In the flesh

In the flesh with a tongue of stress,
Every weakness of the mind,
A harmful attitude needs suppressed,
Daunting tasks, no time, and tired.

In the flesh my emotions rule,
Stealing my assurance away,
Distant from what I know is true,
But Your Word has not changed.

Calm my soul, quiet my mind,
Give me peace on every side.

Renew a right spirit within me,
Fill me with Your joy divine,
For Your love does not grow weary,
It’s always patient and kind.

A broken spirit, humble hearts,
O God, You never despise,
Send self-control when stress starts,
Make me aware of foolish pride.

Bring me back to Your joy, O Lord,
Restore me so I can withstand,
The times my flesh wants to roar,
In the battle of life’s demands.

Love never ends, Love never ends,
Faith and hope abide.
Love never ends, Love never ends,
Faith and hope abide.

Behind the lines

It’s easy to become overwhelmed and stressed in a fast paced world. We must stay in the Word and let it penetrate our hearts and minds so we are consistently reminded, renewed, and strengthened by the promises of God and the hope we have in Christ.

Galatians 5:22 tells us “the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control…”

Are you exhibiting love and the fruit of the Spirit, or are you exhibiting a different kind of fruit? I often fail “in the flesh” with those closest to me (my family), but I’m thankful for grace and forgiveness. I’m thankful that His love is perfectly patient and kind.

May we be quick to repent and quick to seek forgiveness of those we’ve harmed with our tongues and bad attitudes. May we strive for self-control and learn to love with a love that is patient and kind!

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV)

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One thought on “In the flesh

  1. This is good Timothy. We are all guilty and let our flesh get the best of us sometimes. God is our strength and helps us to overcome. The good thing is He convicts His children when they fail. We then cry to Him for forgiveness and He gives Peace. That is Real Love.

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