Faith and not flesh

John 3:18 Faith and not flesh defines you! In the persuasion of your authentic sonship there is no separation or rejection! For someone to prefer not to embrace this is to remain under their own judgment sustained by their futile efforts to define themselves through personal performance. In their stubborn unbelief they reject what is revealed and redeemed in the Name of the son, begotten only of the Father and not the flesh. The Mirror

Faith and not flesh defines you! In the persuasion of your authentic sonship there is no separation or rejection! Sometimes I just have to be reminded about how my flesh gets in the way and to not let my emotions and feelings get in the way of who Jesus says I am.

For someone to prefer not to embrace this is to remain under their own judgment sustained by their futile efforts to define themselves through personal performance.  I read this statement and I can’t help but Wonder how many times this happens to us. Especially at work or at church, when a role that we have been in that we are comfortable in has suddenly been changed.  Sometimes without any warning at all. Maybe it’s for the good maybe it’s not but we have to trust that the Lord has orchestrated it for the best.    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
I remember in 1993 I was the head golf professional at a Country Club of Dimmitt. I had been there 8 months when unexpectedly the owner of the club hired a business manager. I was freaking pissed because I was the boss and now I had a new boss that I had to answer to you instead of the owner. At that time, I was at a disadvantage because I was not walking as a son and I felt betrayed, rejected and just flat-out hurt.  The reality was it was purely a business decision to take a load off of me. I just didn’t want to see it that way. Not only was I the golf professional I was also over the whole club, the golf course superintendent,  restaurant manager and I was working 70 hours a week and driving 2 hours a day. 

In their stubborn unbelief they reject what is revealed and redeemed in the Name of the son, begotten only of the Father and not the flesh.  Today I will not walk in the unbelief!  I chose to receive who I am as a son of the most high God and to not let circumstances or changes in my situation define me.

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