Romans 8:6 tells us that “to be spiritually minded is life and peace”. Being “spiritually minded” means we are led by His Spirit and live in a way that reflects God and not our flesh. However, there are many who would rather attempt to find life and peace another way. They may try medications and vacations. They may try to feel it through other fleshly desires. No matter what they try, at the end of the day, they will still feel as if something is still missing.
Making the choice to leave our old ways and walk according to Scriptures is the only way to put ourselves at ease. Even when I had rough and difficult times at work, with money, and in relationships, once I refocused on Him and continued to follow His Spirit, I knew that everything would be okay because the “God who is deeply concerned about us causes all things to work together as a plan for good” (Romans 8:28 AMP). God knows the outcome. He’s got it all in control. Just follow the Spirit. #HisSpiritBringsPeace #ForgivenFriday
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Romans 8:6-8 (TLB) Following after the Holy Spirit leads to life and peace, but following after the old nature leads to death because the old sinful nature within us is against God. It never did obey God’s laws and it never will. That’s why those who are still under the control of their old sinful selves, bent on following their old evil desires, can never please God.