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Message from the Monthly Flyer from August 2012

Distracted or focused?

Galatians 5:16 - This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

From these two verses we can conclude that to walk in the Spirit is to walk in the Word of God. Anybody that does this will be able to resist the trials and overcome the works of the flesh. We often do our best to walk according to the Word of God during difficult times or when we experience great battles. It can be that we have a health problem, a bad financial situation or a serious situation at the job. One of the main things that people do in such cases is that they strive harder than ever before to walk in the Word of God because they want to have the victory over such situations. Then we become focused in the Word. We pray. We fast. We seek God. We cast aside distractions.

However, when the storms do not appear to be so dangerous, casting aside distractions becomes an afterthought. By distraction I don’t mean gross sins; I am talking about those things that we are used to do every day and which can become a real hindrance. Distractions come in a variety of forms - You know what your distractions are because they are things that you engage in often. But when you are in the presence of God, they are not important to you at all. Distractions will drain you of power. They will make it more difficult for you to pray. All of a sudden you stop praying outside of church. Spending time with God is no longer a top priority. Oh, yes, you’ll think about God, but only in the context of something else that you HAVE to do or a duty that you have to fulfill. It becomes like the everyday things of life that you are used to do, such as going to work, taking out the trash, getting the children ready, and doing the laundry. And when you show up to church, instead of praising God or praying for the church service, you spend the time trying to conquer your flesh. And getting in church 10 minutes before the service starts is not always enough time to conquer your flesh.

But I don’t want to treat the things of God as a duty that I have to fulfill. I want the things of God to be something that I naturally get to do like praying, fasting, or living a holy life etc.

God is calling us to a greater position of love, obedience, sacrifice and dedication. We need to be full of the Holy Ghost. We need to be anointed. We should want more of God and less of ourselves. I want to be disciplined unto You, Lord. I want to be consecrated unto You, Jesus. I want to cast the cares of this world aside.

Saints of God, God wants to do great things in our lives and we’ve just touched the tip of the iceberg. Saddle up and get ready for a wild ride in the Holy Ghost! al

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