February 20, 2011

Did Self Prompt That?

"I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me." (Galatians 2:20 NKJV)

Each of us face battles and, with time, we have at our disposal weapons that we rely on and can readily wield when in the fight.   

"For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ" 
(1 Corinthians 10:4-5 NKJV)

For years, the poem "Victory" has lived in the front of my Bible and, in my battle against self, I have often received encouraged from reading it (usually aloud).  Having learned to ask "did self prompt that?" regarding my thoughts and actions, when there is a need for me to give it all up again, this poem and the Scripture references help me realign my thoughts to comply with God's direction.

With permission from the publisher, I share this for your encouragement and growth in your daily life with Christ.


Cyndi said...

Thanks for the reminder - particularly timely too!
Love you, c

Regina said...

MUCH appreciated!