The war between the flesh and the spirit can be challenging. The key to conquering the flesh is to walk in the spirit. In order to do so, we must feed ourselves spiritually. We read the Bible, pray and worship. We feed the incorruptible seed of the Word of God that was planted in our spirit when we were born again. As our spirit man is nourished, we are able to walk in the Spirit and not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
When we try in our own ability to come against the lusts of the flesh, defeat often occurs. It’s impossible to overcome the flesh, in the flesh. The flesh is weak without the enablement of the Spirit of God. Apart from Christ, we can do nothing. We feed the seed to meet the most important need we all have: Jesus. We seek Him first and His righteousness and all our other needs will be met. God meets our needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
The focus is the Lord. He is the bread of life. Daily we pray for our daily bread so we can grow and be strengthened in our spirit. When we feel weak in any area, when warfare is intensifying, when peace and joy seem to decrease, we press in to feed ourselves spiritually. We grow in grace, in love, in Christ, from faith to faith, from glory to glory!
Galatians 5:16 “I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.”