Friday, April 29, 2011

Walking in the Spirit

We have often heard, “Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh” (Galatians 5:16NKJV).
The only way to overcome the sinful desires (the flesh) is to live step-by-step in the power of the Holy Spirit as He works through our spirit. We should walk each moment by faith in God’s Word under the Spirit’s control.  It assures absolute victory over the desired of our flesh when we walk in the Spirit. The influence of the flesh energized by Satan in the life of the Christian should never be underestimated.    If we give the flesh free rein. It will direct our choices, making us do what we know we shouldn’t do. The conflict between the flesh and the Spirit is real. The desires of our flesh are at odds with the Holy Spirit desires for us; to be free from sin.
Another Scripture, “And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires” (Galatians 6:24 NKJV). Christians have been spiritually crucified with Christ. We don’t have to follow the values or desires of the world.  Only those who have mastered the sinful desires are able to keep their focus on God (see Jeremiah 9:23, Hebrews 12:1-3and John 17:3).

Apostle Paul exhorts the Galatians to walk in the Spirit because they are already living in the Spirit. The action that we take should be natural, but unfortunately we are at war with our flesh.    In order to, walk in the Spirit it means to obey the leading of the Holy Spirit.  If you are following the Spirit’s lead, you will not become conceited, provoke other, or envy others.
Just something to think about as we go through the economic times. It’s so imperative for all Christians to walk in the Spirit. God knows exactly what we need and if we put our trust in Him, it’ll be alright. Annie Dennis Eskridge, author of Sin Abides.  website:

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Set Apart for Service

"Sanctify them by Your truth Your word is truth" (John 17:17 NKJV).
Have you ever wondered exactly what this Scripture means? Well here is something for you to think about.  Sanctify means to set apart.  There are two ways to understand this:(1)as separate for holiness, or (2)as set apart for service.  According to the first view, Jesus was praying for the disciples to be kept from evil and then to advance in holiness.

Sanctification refers to the disciples mission, indicating that sanctify may mean that Jesus was setting apart His disciples for this. People's opinions may vary, and experiences are untrustworthy, but God's Word always remains true. Annie Dennis Eskridge, author of Sin Abides. Website:

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Let's talk

Let's keep it real...We've  two people who are married.  What would they be doing or saying? I 'm praying that both would allow each to develop to their full potentials, so that they would become all that God intends for them to become.  As saints of God we should do all that we can to bring glory in all things. Have you ever stopped an ask your self what do I need to do to reflect the image of God in my marriage?

Each need to allow one another to be themselves as long as it doesn't go against the Word of God. Just like I share many times in the group or one-one counseling.  We 've to accept one another the way they are.  We can't change any one, but we can submit ourselves unto God and He's the only one that can change any one.

A marriage is made up of two imperfect people coming together to become one.  You get married,but you have to work at becoming one according to the Word of God. As couples we'll have problems but we must never loose sight that we have an advocate(the True and Living God) that we can go too. The Word of God tells us that  "Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulteres God will judge"(Hebrews 13:3NKJV).

Many times the Support Group will help one another. Our Scripture for this year is "behold , how good and how pleasant it is  for brethren to dwell together in unity!(Psalm 133:4). If one part of the body hurts the entire body hurts. We can help one another in many ways when we're  led by the Holy Spirit. God will get the glory in all things. I share this to say there's a way to save your marriage if you want it saved.  Divorce shouldn't be the way if you truly loves the Lord and wants to bring glory to Him. If you're having problem in your marriage let's talk first. I'm willing to share testimonies of how marriages were saved. Just wanted to share from my heart.  One of my main goal is to help those who are hurting. Enjoy your blessings and remember nothing is too difficult for God to solve.  Annie Dennis Eskridge, author of Sin