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Wednesday, July 10, 2013
That Old Man Is Stronger Than You Think
As a Christian I have found the heaviest weight I work-out
with now has to do with pushing away more that pulling down. Trying to keep the
doors close on the things that the Old-Man (your old self) tries to open is a
daily challenge. Everyday the struggle to keep those doors and windows close
equate to a good weight-pump and/or cardio round.Training is a must to keep in shape for both.
As in any good workout program there has to be consistency. God has built into the
body great memory and it will bounce back to time off if it is brief. If the
body is in shape it withstands body-blows, mental-mistakes and enemy-challenges.
An in-shape body will do things above what you feel you can do during stressful
However the longer
you stay away the harder it is to get back into shape. Like a good workout if
you don’t lift the Bible daily it gets harder and harder to deal with what
comes at you. Without dropping down to you knees daily the voice of God gets
weaker and weaker to your ears. And with the wrong meditation the words that
flow off of your tongue sounds more and more like what’s already out there.
Your training only gives you what you put in. The Old-Man has
been training for a long time. And, it’s natural to him. He is a lot stronger than you think. Only Spiritual
training will help you keep him out.
Leaving Our Old
Ways Behind (Ephesians 4:17-24)
This I say therefore, and affirm together with
the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the
futility of their mind, being darkened in their understanding, excluded from
the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the
hardness of their heart; and they, having become callous, have given themselves
over to sensuality, for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness.
But you did not learn Christ in this way, if indeed you have heard Him and have
been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, that, in reference to your
former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in
accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of
your mind,and put on the new self,
which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of