The war between the flesh and the spirit can be challenging. The key to conquering the flesh is to walk in the spirit. To do so, we must feed ourselves spiritually. We read the Bible, pray and worship. As our spirit man is nourished, we can 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. As we seek God first and His righteousness, we can trust His provisions.
The focus is on the Lord. He is the bread of life. As we pray each day for our daily bread 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.”