So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will. That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God. (Romans 8:6 – 8 NLT)
Paul divides people into two categories: those who are dominated by their sinful nature, and those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit. All of us would be in the first category if Jesus hadn’t offered us a way out. Once we have said yes to Jesus, we will want to continue following him, because his way brings life and peace. Daily we must consciously choose to center our life on God. Use the Bible to discover God’s guidelines, and then follow them. In every perplexing situation, ask yourself, “What would Jesus want me to do?” When the Holy Spirit points out what is right, do it eagerly. (Tyndal Study Bible)
Salvation promises us eternal life. We will live forever. If I choose the sinful path, you will be overcome by death. Just like the scripture says accepting the Holy Spirit and Jesus to control our minds leads to life and peace. It’s not physical death, it could be, but it’s more Spiritual death. We all seek peace and will elude you.
Remember before I stated that we often seek worldly recognition that will get us nowhere. Daily we are faced with choices, and we are to make the right ones. If we don’t know which to make, pray for wisdom from God. Call on him to guide you. It’s that simple.
There are two things to do, pray and study the Bible to find the guidelines and wisdom to base your live and decision on.
What I believe, is one should do everything eagerly. Be the best street sweeper. I might not be the best at paperwork. I learnt a lesson just today again. Do the paperwork as promptly as possible. Then it’s out the way, and you can concentrate on good things to do. Do it eagerly as you are to please God.
So when applying these two things prayer and Bible study, do it eagerly.
Finally just ask “What would Jesus want me to do?”
“Lord I pray that you show me daily what Jesus would want me to do. I thank you, God for You, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. In Jesus name. Amen.”