Transformation Today A Daily Devotional With Victor Adeyemi
Topic: Spirit-controlled Relationships
“For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells…” Romans 7:18
Maintaining a spirit-filled life is essential for successful relationships because sometimes in our relationships, our carnal tendencies will want to manifest themselves.
Without the regenerated human spirit taking control of our flesh by the power of the Holy Spirit we can become vulnerable. In our relationships, feelings of vengeance, hatred, fear, and selfishness might want to rise within us because of what people have done or refuse to do but we ought not to yield to such feelings.
It doesn’t matter how badly hurt, cheated or upset you are, allow the Holy Spirit to rule over those vengeful and resentful thoughts you are tempted with thoughts contrary to the Word of God. Make no provision for those thoughts to find expression (Romans 13:14), arrest them and bring them in subjection to the Word of God (2 Corinthians 10:5).
Repay evil with good and a ‘frown with a smile’. Allow the nature of love within you find expression in your relationships.
I declare that I am not self-seeking or unforgiving. When people hurt me, I am quick to forgive them. Carnal tendencies find no expression in my relationships. I live in peace and unity with those who are family and friends.
Further Study: Matthew 5: 38-48.