Romans 8:6 - SPIRIT LIVING!
Romans 8:6: SPIRIT LIVING!
Romans 8:6 (GNT) To be controlled by human nature results in
death; to be controlled by the Spirit results in life and peace.
Not Everything You Feel Is Right
To be controlled by human nature results in death; to be
controlled by the Spirit results in life and peace Those who obey their
human nature cannot please God (Romans 8:6, 8 GNT).
Learning to manage your emotions is the key to peace of mind.
I want to share with you four important reasons from Gods
Word why you need to learn to deal with what you feel.
1. You need to learn to manage your emotions because they are
Your gut is often wrong. Your intuition is often flawed. Your
emotions often lead you down a blind alley. You cant depend on
everything you feel!
Proverbs 14:12 says, There is a way that appears to be
right, but in the end it leads to death (NIV). You dont have to
accept everything you feel, because not everything you feel is right or
authentic or will lead you in the right direction.
2. You need to learn to manage your emotions because you
dont want to be manipulated.
If you dont control your emotions, they will control you,
and you will be manipulated by your moods. And if youre always
guided by your feelings, other people are going to take advantage of
you. Worst of all, negative emotions are Satans favorite tool. He
will use fear, resentment, and worry to wreak havoc in your life.
The Bible says in 1 Peter 5:8, Be alert and of sober mind.
Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for
someone to devour (NIV).
3. You need to learn to manage your emotions because you want
to please God.
God cannot rule your life if emotions rule your life. If you
make your decisions based on how you feel, then youve made your
feelings god, and then God cant be God in your life.
Romans 8:6, 8 says, To be controlled by human nature
results in death; to be controlled by the Spirit results in life and
peace Those who obey their human nature cannot please God
4. You need to learn to manage your emotions because you want
to succeed in life.
Study after study has shown that your emotional quotient is
far more important than your IQ when it comes to success. How many
people do you know who ruined their reputation because of something
said in anger? Or missed a job opportunity because of their lack of
The Bible says in Proverbs 5:23, [People] get lost and die
because of their foolishness and lack of self-control (CEV).
When you choose to follow Jesus, that decision includes your
emotions. So when you say, I gave my heart to Jesus, you gave your
emotions to him so he could manage them. Jesus wants to be Lord of how
you feel, not just what you think and do. He wants to be Lord of
From now on, then, you must live the rest of your earthly
lives controlled by Gods will and not by human desires (1 Peter
4:2 GNT). [Daily Devotional by Rick Warren:
He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his
life for my sake shall find it. Matthew 10:39
Here is a paradox - a seemingly contradictory statement. But
Jesus wasn't just playing with words. He knew that real life - life in
the Spirit on earth, life forever in heaven - comes only when people
surrender everything to Him. "I am the way, the truth, and the life,"
Jesus said (John 14:6). His new life (1 Corinthians 15:22) is better
than anything we could lose! [Daily Bible Promise Book By Barbour
LINKS FOR FURTHER STUDY ON THIS PASSAGE
LINKS WORTH CHECKING OUT
Most Important Decision in Life:
A Man without Equal by Bill Bright:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiVa7UoruIo [old, but one of the best]
Importance of Choice:
http://creationhealth.com/CREATION-Health/Choice [click on video]
Seeking God Made Real: http://vimeo.com/31489782
Prayer Made Real: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc8VdMV26VE
Musical Devotional On Christian Living:
Medical Seminar on Healthful Living by David DeRose, MD, MPH:
LINKS FOR BIBLE STUDIES
Lifting Up Jesus Bible Studies: http://www.liftingupjesus.net/
Amazing Facts Bible Studies:
Discover Bible Studies: http://studies.itiswritten.com/discover/
Glow Tract Video Bible Studies: http://www.bibleresearch.info/
LINKS FOR BIBLE PROPHECY SEMINARS
The Last Day of Prophecy by Pastor Doug Batchelor:
Restoring The Power by John Bradshaw:
Prophecies Decoded by Pastor Ron Clouzet:
Last Day Prophecy: His Other Sheep by Pastor Gerald Babanezhad: