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"Fulfilling the desires of the flesh and mind"

Updated on September 20, 2009

"Fulfilling the desires of the flesh and mind"

We all want to walk in the spirit not in th flesh.
We all want to walk in the spirit not in th flesh.

"Fulfilling the desires of the flesh and mind"

Ephesian chapter 2 - verse 3 : Among whom also, we all had our conversation in times past in the lust of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh.

We all have had lustful desires at one time or another, but by the grace of God we have over come the desires of the flesh. When we were young, we let our hormones and emotions run wild, and get the best of us. As we grow older, we realized that we have  to learn to control both our emotoins and hormones or they will be a detriment to us and our character.

When we grow in Gods good grace we learn to abstain form sexual promiscutiy and fleshly desires, that cause us to commit carnal acts with our flesh. When we 're lusting in the flesh, we're satisfying the carnal mind in us. We all have satisfied fleshly desires at one time or another, when you learn Gods truth; you live it, and abstain from all forms of carnal desires.

I don't want to just talk about sexual immorality, because fleshly bodies desires other things that's not good for us like drugs, smoking, alcohol, and some foods. When we let our neccessities turn into raging desires and compulsions, then we have a carnal problem with our flesh. there are many things in our life that we are driven to participate in, but we have to gather all the the strenght we can summon and get down on our knee and pray, asking God to remove these desire from us.

If we really mean it, when we pray, and believe it in our hearts; it shall be done. God said his words would not return unto him void. I have been heal of my cigarette addiction, soon to be twenty years and I know; I was healed by his grace.

Benny Faye Douglass

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Joque, for your comment and feedback,you have a blessed day. creativeone59

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      joque 7 years ago

      creativeone59, you are so right, but it's not just the youth who are led into fullfilling the flesh. We have to die daily. Thank you for the insight. Looking forward to checking out some of your other hubs.

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you sweetness, I appreciate you and your kindness, may God continue to bless you and yours. thank you for you comment and feedback. creativeone59

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      sooner than later 7 years ago

      creativeone57, you are a shining light in a dark place. I love you and God does too. Keep up with your wonderful writings.

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thanks, for your comment and encouragement. creativeone57

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Creativeone59

      You are so right! Self control is a part of the FRUIT of the Spirit! And yes the Lord's Word will not return void.

      Blessings

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you brother James, I think the truth will set us all free. thanks for your comment and keep it going. godspeed. creativeone59

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      James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

      AMEN! You preach it, Sister! You are right on in your words here. I love this Hub.

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      you are very welcome my dear, thanks for stopping by my hubs. blessing to you. creativeone59

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      Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

      It's so true that we are all tempted with fleshly desires of the mind and body. Therefore it;'s with a lot of prayer and actively resisting these temptations that we can overcome them. Thanks for the reminder.

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