YOU are NOT your body!

What?!

During this time of fasting – especially if you chose to fast from all or certain foods – your body has most likely rebelled.  

FEED ME!  I want a treat…I’ll starve to death…I’m feeling faint…I have a headache…

Perhaps part of your victory over the flesh (body) will come from changing your p

erspective.

Scripture tells us we are made of three distinct parts: Body, Soul, and Spirit.  Genesis 2:7  – “Jehovah God formed man from the dust of the ground [body], and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life [spirit]; and man became a living soul.”

 

YOU are a Spirit being that has a soul and you live in a body.  

So, which part of you is in charge?  When your Spirit connects to God it is your Soul that determines if you’ll follow (obey) what the Holy Spirit is leading you to do.  When you commit to f
asting your body will naturally challenge your decision.  During the struggle of hunger pangs your Soul must decide which part will dominate.

Understanding the hierarchy of your nature may just give you the success you need in this time of fasting.  And, the body is not – nor should it be – in charge.  

Romans 8:6  – “For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the spirit is life and peace.”

Written by Liz Louck