Thanksgiving: I Thank The Lord for Freedom, For Christ came to release Humanity from the Bonds of this World! I Thank The Lord for Humility, For it shall never exalt itself! I Thank The Lord for Life in The Spirit, For it shall always be greater than that of the flesh!
It is Written, “Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ. Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you. Such a person also goes into great detail about what they have seen; they are puffed up with idle notions by their unspiritual mind. They have lost connection with the head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow. Since you died with Christ to the elemental spiritual forces of this world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its rules: “Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!”? These rules, which have to do with things that are all destined to perish with use, are based on merely human commands and teachings. Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence.” Colossians 2:16-23
Prayer: Father, I pray for all those who seek to scorn the flesh to increase their Spirit life. As it is written, we are to increase in Spirit to train the flesh. The only way to fight temptation is not by harsh treatment of the body, but to be obedient to the calling of the Spirit. I Pray that we seek what The Spirit is calling us to in Jesus Name, Amen!