A friend once told me, “I wish for GOD to become my REACTION to everything in life. Instead of reacting out of defense when someone persecutes and accuses me, I wish for God to react through me with His Love and Understanding toward my accusers.”
THEREFORE DO NOT LET SIN REIGN IN YOUR MORTAL BODY SO THAT YOU OBEY ITS EVIL DESIRES. DO NOT OFFER THE PARTS OF YOUR BODY TO SIN, AS INSTRUMENTS OF WICKEDNESS, BUT RATHER OFFER YOURSELVES TO GOD
Beloved Child, you need to understand that the father-of-lies has come to reign in your body through your sinful nature—through his negative, destructive beliefs of abandonment, shame, rejection, and condemnation that cause your sinful defense patterns of escape. He has come to reign through the sinful reactions of your oppressing beliefs. He has come to claim your spirit, soul, and body for himself, so he can take you down the broad road of destruction. But, I have come to reign in your spirit, in your soul, and in your body through My Son, Jesus, in the place of the father-of-lies. I have come to bring My Life into your spirit, your soul, and your body. I have come to be your REACTION in the place of your sinful defense patterns of escape.
OR DO YOU NOT KNOW THAT YOUR BODY IS THE TEMPLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO IS IN YOU, WHOM YOU HAVE FROM GOD, AND YOU ARE NOT YOUR OWN? FOR YOU WERE BOUGHT AT A PRICE; THEREFORE GLORIFY GOD IN YOUR BODY AND IN YOUR SPIRIT, WHICH ARE GOD’S
(1 Corinthians 6:19-20).
Child, while you were being led down that broad road of destruction, I bought you at a price. I sent My Son to take your place, so you may belong to Me. Accept My invitation. Stop offering your body to the father-of-lies to react in you and through you through your defense patterns of escape. Instead, receive Me into your spirit, soul, and body. Then, I will become your REACTION.
How might your life change if God were allowed to live His Life in your spirit, soul, and body, every day?
How might the lives of your friends and family change if God were allowed to love them through you, day-by-day?
How might the lives of your enemies change if God were permitted to become your REACTION, whenever you were persecuted and accused?
PRAYER: Who can understand Your, Lord God? All things are created by You for Your Glory! You made me for Yourself. I am not my own. Delight in me, God—in what You have created. Come and live Your Life in my spirit, soul, and body to become my REACTION in the face of persecution and accusations.
Maintain an Awareness
How much of our misbehavior sprouts from trying to PROVE that we are acceptable, worthy, loved, and wanted, because the OLD MAN character, conveniently formed in us by the father-of-lies, christened us unacceptable, unworthy, unloved, and unwanted?