by Lenny Ports

Build the Muscles of Your Faith
Lenny Ports
2 Peter 1:1-4, Acts 3:1, Acts 4:13, 2 Corinthians 4:8-10, Philippians 4:11-13

We are all in a conflict. This conflict is between good and evil, right and wrong, light vs darkness. It is the ongoing battle between the flesh and the spirit. As Christians, we are called to exercise our faith and to "walk in the Spirit." The Spirit that lives within us is at war with the flesh. The New Nature is opposed to the Old Nature. As a result, we have to make a decision every day whether we are going to flex the muscles of our flesh, or flex the muscles of our faith. In this time of Consecration, it is time to flex the muscles of your spirit. This will have a direct effect on the power of the flesh. Paul said that his "old man was crucified with Christ." And he wasn't talking about his dad! He was saying that his old carnal fleshly nature was put to death at the cross of Jesus Christ. Therefore he could exhort us to consider ourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus!

Anyone who is in training knows that there are critical factors that determine your success.

First you need a training plan - a strategy to ensure success. No one who really wants to lose weight or get in physical shape starts an exercise program and then quits. There must be:
• Dedication
• Devotion
• Discipline
• Decisions
• Determination in the face of opposition

I am here to help you in the training plan that God has for you. The results of this program will be a Christian with increased and improved:
• Strength
• Stamina
• Steadfastness
• Stability

Here is your Strategy - training plan

1. Dedication to Your Call

God has a calling on your life. He is calling you to live a life that is successful. Successful in that your soul would prosper and you would be in close relationship with Him. A calling to walk in the Spirit and not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. Just like an athlete must be dedicated to hi ...

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