“It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing.” ~John 6:63

The bible speaks of two lives. One sustained by blood flow, another resurrected by Blood that flowed.

It’s a struggle, to say the least—following the Spirit.

Feeling conviction this morning for my salty attitude last night toward my best friend. (The man I want to love.)

I get lost in the word “flesh”—as if my literal body is the source of sin: my achy back, sore feet, craving for more potato chips.

It’s not skin & bones, heart & lungs tripping me up. It’s my bare-bone desire to sin. My stiff neck doesn’t want to turn. And it burns to say the words. And my “heart” breaks at the way I ignore Love.

It is the Spirit giving love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, patience, self-control—life! My desires get me nowhere. 

Published by Jo

Amazed by Grace

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