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“Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest” (Ephesians 2:3).

The carnal mind governs those who have not been redeemed by the Lord.  Whether it is appetites of the stomach, desires of greed, or any number of other carnal things, humanity is driven by the things of the flesh.  The Lord has freed us by grace to not be bound by these things.  Come and live into the new life you have been given by Christ.  Do not satisfy your urges with what is carnal. Focus upon what truly satisfies; and these are the things of the Lord.

Lord, teach me this new life so that I may walk humbly with You in the newness of life that You have given me through grace.  Guide me Lord in the way of true life.  Lead me according to Your Holy Spirit so that I may know when the carnal things are tempting or even consuming me.  Through all things, guide me to have a clean and right spirit so that I may be in my right mind and begin again each day walking faithfully with You.

Lord Jesus, You have come into this world so that we may have true life.  Lead me in the way of living so that I may humbly walk with You my Lord and learn to live the new life, which is not driven by that which is physical, but instead, is led by You.  Help me through the struggles that come my way so that I may overcome the temptation to live with what the old Adam desires.  In all things, help to know that You are the author and finisher of my faith and that I am in Your loving and gracious hands.  Amen.