Although finals week is coming up (which basically means all other aspects of my life stops...except for Narnia with the youth group tommorrow night!) I have recently picked up trying to finish a book I started over the summer but never finished called The Enemy Within by Kris Lundgaard. In a section I read last night he brought out the point that if a husband and wife are on the verge of divorce but they can find some common ground between them, Lundgaard used the example of ice-fishing (kind of random - I've never gone - do you really think ice fishing could save a marriage? - anyone from Minnesota reading this?), then that common ground can be an oasis from the conflict and possibly fertile ground for reconciliation. But the thing about our "old man" (sinful flesh) and our "new man" (our new sanctified life in Christ) is that there is no common ground. There is never going to be peace between our sinful flesh and our new identity in Christ. This is a fight to the death and the enemy knows that. Do you know that? Do I? Does the way we fight against our sin reflect that knowledge? Would someone ever say that you are a person who daily battles against your own sin? What are you doing today to fight sin in your life? Are you trying to make peace with the enemy or are you trying to kill it?
"for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live."
by His grace, for His glory,