The Bible, in Galatians 5:24 states “Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.” The desires of the flesh is fueled every second of our day with what we hear, what we see and what we say. It is very easy to know what a person believes by observing and listening to spoken words. In Luke 6:45, the Bible states “for the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.”
The word of God has immense power to detox the heart from remnants of bad life experiences. It cleanses the mind from all the eyes have seen and the soul from inherent sinful habits in opposition to God’s word and principle. The Holy Spirit reminds us daily of why we must put very little confidence in the flesh. To walk by faith we must master how to shut down the influences from our senses; because concerning things of the spirit the human senses are irrelevant.
Many gathered at Martha and Mary’s home grieving the death of Lazarus. Couple of miles away our Lord Jesus said to his disciples,“our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I am going there to wake him up.” There were 2 realms at work here, the physical and the spiritual, both on opposite sides. Jesus walking by the spirit knew the true state of Lazarus; the spiritual realm always supersedes the physical.
Do you pay too much attention to what you hear people say? Stop it! Spend time in God’s presence and receive a deeper revelation of your future, then it won’t matter what you hear because you already know the future. As a child of God, one of the key attributes to covet is to be slow to speak and quick to listen. Desire and receive self control and discipline in the place of prayer. Quiet down the noises of the senses, master the act of listening to God in the still and quiet recess of your heart.
Marinate your spirit in God’s word through meditation and start demonstrating self control, put your faith to action and see through the eyes of the spirit.