The Light Daily Devotional – What you cannot Change
Focus: What you cannot Change
WORD FOR TODAY
Even though many things in life are subjected to change, the fact remains that you cannot change both the sinful nature and the nature of God. Irrespective of who you are, you will only exhibit the attribute of the nature of the one ruling in your life at a point in time!
“That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” (John 3:6 NKJV)
Sometimes we wonder why some of our attitudes did not change despite the word of God made available to us and the prayer we offered about them. Some people even try to bind themselves to some rules and resolutions but eventually find that it does not change their experience. When a man is ruled by sinful nature, he will not but manifest the works of the flesh.
You cannot change sinful nature but you can only deny it to walk in the spirit. The only man who is free from the works of the flesh is that man who denies himself and walks in the spirit. The only time you will bear the fruit of the spirit is the only time you submit yourself to walk in the spirit (Gal 5:16-23). However, you can only walk in the spirit when you carry the nature of God through the new birth experience (John 3:3).
A man irrespective of who he is and how far he has gone in the journey of faith in God will live a disgraceful and shameful life if the sinful nature finds expression in his life. He will equally be good and bear the fruit of the spirit when God finds expression in his life.
+ What can you change?
Prayer: Lord! Help me to always deny myself and cooperate with you to manifest your attributes in Jesus’ name. Amen!
Emphasis: The nature you carry determines your attributes!
Have a Wonderful Thursday!