Monday September 12 2016
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“For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live”.
Romans 8:13 (NIV)
It is not arrogance or pride for an eagle to soar high above other birds and refuses to be found scrambling for grains among chickens; it is simply its nature. In the same way, it should not be strange for you as a believer to operate from and live continually on a higher plane than those who remain unbelievers.
First of all, you must shed unnecessary weight, spiritually speaking of course. In the days before airplanes, when hot air balloons were still much in use for purposes other than recreational, sand bags were placed in the basket and as the balloon was filled with air, the bags were dropped to enable the whole thing rise higher and higher.
Secondly, you must develop the ability to approach situations not in the natural but in the spirit. What do I mean? Picture this scenario: you’re talking with someone and the person is trying to convince you to get involved in a particular business or venture. You have two options here: you either focus entirely on the facts of what the person is saying and make a decision based on that; or you could listen to the person quite alright but all the time making a deliberate effort to check your spirit for a leading one way or another. Responding in the second way is walking in the spirit.
You have been called to rise above the fray, to be an example to others of the life God intended that man should have from the very beginning. It is the way God designed you to function, living any other way amounts to a deviation from the original intent of the Father. However you have a part to play in this or else you will be an eagle with powerful wings but who never spreads them to fly. The Holy Spirit, God Himself, living within you is for more than speaking in tongues. God put His Spirit in you so you could rise to the level He designed you.