Transformation Today A Daily Devotional With Victor Adeyemi
Topic: Battle For Control
“For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh…” Galatians 5:17
The flesh is in constant conflict with your born-again spirit for the control of your life, and your mind is the battleground. You may ask, ‘How then do I give my spirit an advantage over the flesh in this constant conflict?’
One of the ways by which you can give your spirit an advantage is to expose yourself to more of the Word. As you meditate on God’s Word, your mind is being renewed. This means that the Word of God will purge the mind of the influence the flesh (alignment with the world) has on it and reveal the will of God to it.
The flesh and the Spirit have opposite desires manifesting opposite results. Because of this, if you indulge one, the other will automatically be hindered because it is impossible to serve both (Matt 6:24). The Word of God indulges the spirit and starves the flesh giving the spirit an advantage in the battle for the control of your mind.
Confession: I refuse to be conformed to this world. Instead, I am being transformed by the renewing of my mind as I study and meditate on the Word of God daily.
Further Study: Romans 12:1-2.