“For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God. But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.” Romans 8:5-11
When you accept Jesus into your life you get set in right relationship with God the Father and the Holy Spirit dwells in you. Though you were once led by “the flesh” you are now led by” the Spirit”.
Those in “the flesh” CANNOT please God. Not through their sacrifices, their goodness, their philanthropy or their benevolence. No matter what, they cannot please God.
But, you are not in “the flesh” when you accept Christ and are in-dwelled by the Holy Spirit, you are in “the Spirit”. Those in “the Spirit” please God!! Not through their sacrifices, their goodness, their philanthropy or their benevolence. No matter what, you cannot please God more than you already do by simply having Christ in you. It is all because of Jesus you are alive!! It is all because of the grace of Jesus Christ….nothing else.
So, praise Him like never before.
You can walk around all day long just saying, “I please God. I am pleasing to God. God is pleased with me. God loves me. Jesus has given me a free gift. I am a child of God. He is my daddy and my daddy is happy with me. I have the Holy Spirit. I have power. I have supernatural power working in my life. I have hope and life because of Jesus and I have power to overcome everything that comes my way. I am never alone. I am never forsaken. I am more than a conqueror. If I don’t have the solution today, I will tomorrow; It has already been released. If I don’t know how to pray, that is okay too because He is interceding for me according to the will of God. Whatever I have need of, He is my supply. Nothing shall have dominion over me! I am strong in the Lord and the power of HIS might. In Him I live and move and have my being. I cannot flee from His presence. I am led by the Spirit of God, I am HIS dearly loved child and I am resting in His love for me! In Jesus Name!!”
“For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.” Romans 8:13-14
“For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace. What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not! Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness? But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered. And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.” Romans 6:14-18