Changing Lives Ministry
Daily Devotional
"grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity."
2 Peter 3:18

Holiness, Godliness, Usefulness
09/21/2013, by John Kincaid

Lesson 43: Expect Your Flesh to Attack, Part 3

Your duties: the flesh will say, “You prayed with your family, you went to church. That’s a lot more than most people do. You have fulfilled your duties very well.”
The flesh will try to persuade you that God is satisfied with your level of commitment, so there is really no need to pray every day. The flesh says “Don’t act like a monk in a monastery.”
There’s always tomorrow: when all else fails, the flesh will tempt you to put things off.
“You can start praying tomorrow, after you get through all the problems you have today. You will be able to give prayer the attention it deserves when you’re not spread so thin.”
When the mind is off guard, failing to keep watch, the affections and will are bound to follow.
God gave us a spirit of self-discipline.  2 Tim.1:7
Self-control is a fruit of the spirit. Gal.5:23
God promises rewards; stand firm. 1 Cor.15:58
Stay on guard, don’t fall.  
2 Pet.3:17

 About This Series

The goal of this series is to become more useful in serving the Lord Jesus Christ, as an instrument in the Redeemer's hand. The theme verses for the series are Ephesians 4:22-24, Philemon 11, 2 Timothy 2:21

- to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
- and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
- Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.
- Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work


Changing Lives Ministries
Asheville, NC 28803

Phone: (828) 318-9825

For Further Reading

These authors and books were
helpful in preparing this series:

Bryan Chapell:
   "Holiness by Grace"
Kris Lundgaard:
   "The Enemy Within"
Jerry Bridges:
   "The Pursuit of Holiness",
   "The Practice of Godliness",
   "Respectable Sins",
   "Trusting God",
   "The Discipline of Grace",
   "Transforming Grace"
Warren Wiersbe:
   "Bible Exposition Commentary"
A.W. Tozer:
   "The Pursuit of God", 
   "The Knowledge of the Holy"
J.I. Packer:
   "Rediscovering Holiness"
Russell D. Moore:
   "Tempted and Tried"
Paul Tripp: "Instruments
   in the Redeemer's Hands"
Timothy Lane & Paul Tripp:
   "How People Change"

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Unless otherwise noted, all Scriptures are from: The Holy Bible: English
Standard Version. 2001. Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

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