Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


October 12, 2011

We hear of "control freaks," and exercising self-control, but what does this have to do with being a Christ-follower? Who's in control?

You, however, are not controlled by the sinful nature but are in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you.
                                                --Romans 8:9 TNIV

By the 8th chapter of Romans, Paul has spoken of a war within each believer, of two natures--the old dead self, and the newly-born follower of Christ. But with the Spirit of Christ growing in each of us, we no longer are controlled by our sinful nature, but now by the Spirit of Christ.

Today, your feelings may tell you otherwise, but your feelings are wrong. The Spirit of Christ is in control of each believer's life. Live today honoring the Spirit's leading, the Spirit's control of your life, and thrive.


Dale Patterson