Topic: The Two You’s
2 Corinthians 5:17, NIV – Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
Joel Osteen Daily Devotional 20th April 2021 Message:
Two people live inside each of us. There’s the kind, disciplined, confident you, and there’s the critical, compromising, insecure you. Most of the time you’re kind and patient, but if somebody pushes the right buttons, the hurtful and impatient you comes out.
There’s a battle constantly taking place between the two yous, between the flesh and the spirit, between your old carnal nature and your new redeemed nature. When you gave your life to Christ, you became a new creation. But the flesh, even though it s passed away, can get back up.
Romans 8:13 says, If you live by the flesh, you will die. It means that if you’re always saying and doing what you feel like, your dreams and potential and relationships will die. It goes on to say, But if through the Spirit, you mortify the flesh, you will live. To mortify means to keep it dead. You have to decide to say no to the flesh. When you do the right thing when you’re tempted, you’ll keep the old man down.
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You that I can choose to be disciplined and kind and say no to the flesh and its desires. Thank You that every day I can take my feelings off the throne and allow Your Spirit to control my life. Help me to live by the Spirit and do what s right. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Joel Osteen Daily Devotional 20th April 2021 Message. Joel Scott Osteen is an American pastor, televangelist, and author, based in Houston, Texas. Osteen has been called the “most popular preacher on the planet” and is often listed as one of the most influential religious leaders in the world.