The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. 

Romans 8:6,7

(Disclamer: I had a full post prepare and ready to publish not long before bed on a Sunday night. Then I realized I wasn’t connected to the interneI had already closed out the window. I lost the post. I’ll recoup some of the thoughts tomorrow)

Devotional Thoughts

So far, much of my devotional thought has been gloomy. A lot about the gravity of sin, the depravity of our souls. Let’s today talk about the uplifting power of the Spirit. I don’t really want to get mired in the self-help, God-wants-you-to-raise-your-self-esteem fluff that sometimes inhabits devotional books, but I do want to draw attention to the Spirit’s power to utterly transform your life–in every respect. Your mental health, your relational health, even your physical health. It’s easy to live a stressed-out, way-too-busy existence. But that’s not the way of the Spirit; that’s the way of the flesh. The way of the Spirit is life and peace.

Memory Technique

The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. 

Again, repeated parts are our friend. We often don’t even need an acronym for them.

MG FD LP becomes the mnemonic “Milligram of food = liposuction.”

HS, nor can becomes “High School? Can’t.”

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