Have You Been Crucified?

Galatians 5:24-“And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.”

Galations 5 24

Hello everyone; I hope your weekend is going magical! As I get closer to my Disney World vacation in October, you will slowly see many references to said mouse. Hope they don’t get too annoying but Mickey is a pretty big deal to the Fischer Family. 🙂

So, about my question, have you been crucified? Its really an important question because without it, you are 10 steps behind where you need to be; or should I say where you could be…See the Bible could not be more clear about our relationship with Christ and what is required. We do have to be careful because we still live in a sin filled world and will continue to sin in ways we don’t even realize until the resurrection. However in this case, intent means almost as much as the action itself.

Clearly God does not want us nailed to a Cross like Jesus did; that would negate the need for Jesus as then we could take care of our own sin problem. He does however want us to nail our passions and desires there instead. For example; how many times a day do you say, “I want this” or “my passion for life is this”. I do it, you do it, we all do it, but that is because we haven’t fully given ourselves to Him. Still clinging on to Lucifer’s realm with that last tiny bit of hope that we can stay in control. That way we can put Jesus on the shelf for the big things while still controlling our destiny. WRONG; its not the way it works folks.

I blame in part the Church; we preach this message of “I can do anything through Christ Jesus” which is very true but NOT from OUR passions and OUR desires but HIS! See, you can’t put the cart before the horse here; to achieve all that we are meant to achieve, our flesh (OUR passions and desires) must be crucified and then replaced with those of our Lord. THEN through Christ Jesus we can do all things. See the difference?

Makes me so mad when I hear this preached wrong for it is another form of bondage that most Christians can never escape from. Always wondering why they can never achieve what is “on their heart to do”. Why things never work out the way they want them to; this folks is why. You MUST crucify the flesh and all that it wants!

Friends, it comes in steps. So today I ask you, what is one passion or want that you can give to Lord to put on the Cross? Just one simple thing for God, can you do that? I assure you, He will replace that with something more fulfilling than anything you could have imagined……Have a great Sunday peeps!

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In His Grace,

David

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Keep The Focus

There might be things going wrong in your life but I guarantee there are things that are going well. As always you have the choice which to focus on.

Appreciate the good things; you’ll be surprised how things change.

Blessings,

David

My Devotional Today

This was from my Devotion this morning and just had to share with all of you.

**Credit for this writing goes to Casey Treat**

“Resist the Devil and he Will Flee”

Jesus was tempted three times by the devil when He was in the middle of a 40 day fast in the wilderness. The devil came when Jesus was at his weakest point physically and tried to dissuade Him. If Jesus was tempted by the devil, don’t you think the devil is going to come after you and me as well? As you renew your mind and continue to replace those worldly thoughts with the thoughts of God, the devil is going to do everything he can to distract you and fill your mind with lies and deceit.

James 4:7 says to “resist the devil and he will flee from you.” As you are grabbing those thoughts of fear, shame, lack, guilt, sickness and pain, the devil is going to attack your mind. How can you resist the devil? Do exactly what Jesus did in Matthew 4 – combat the devil’s lies with the Word of God. When the thought comes that you are going to fail, remind the devil that God already promised you victory! Every lie of the devil has a coinciding truth from God’s Word, so use the Word as your weapon and fight until the devil flees.

Renewal Thought: The Word of God is our sword (Ephesians 6:17). How can you wield your sword today to combat the devil and resist his lies and attacks?

Prayer: Father, I submit to you and resist the devil. I refuse to let doubt, fear or negative thoughts steal my faith, strength and renewal. I believe Your Word is true. I am healed, I am free, I am blessed, and I am living the abundant life. I reject the negative thoughts of the enemy and walk in the Word of the Lord.

My Devotional Today

This was from my Devotion this morning and just had to share with all of you.

**Credit for this writing goes to Casey Treat**

“Resist the Devil and he Will Flee”

Jesus was tempted three times by the devil when He was in the middle of a 40 day fast in the wilderness. The devil came when Jesus was at his weakest point physically and tried to dissuade Him. If Jesus was tempted by the devil, don’t you think the devil is going to come after you and me as well? As you renew your mind and continue to replace those worldly thoughts with the thoughts of God, the devil is going to do everything he can to distract you and fill your mind with lies and deceit.

James 4:7 says to “resist the devil and he will flee from you.” As you are grabbing those thoughts of fear, shame, lack, guilt, sickness and pain, the devil is going to attack your mind. How can you resist the devil? Do exactly what Jesus did in Matthew 4 – combat the devil’s lies with the Word of God. When the thought comes that you are going to fail, remind the devil that God already promised you victory! Every lie of the devil has a coinciding truth from God’s Word, so use the Word as your weapon and fight until the devil flees.

Renewal Thought: The Word of God is our sword (Ephesians 6:17). How can you wield your sword today to combat the devil and resist his lies and attacks?

Prayer: Father, I submit to you and resist the devil. I refuse to let doubt, fear or negative thoughts steal my faith, strength and renewal. I believe Your Word is true. I am healed, I am free, I am blessed, and I am living the abundant life. I reject the negative thoughts of the enemy and walk in the Word of the Lord.