The spirit is willing. The flesh keeps dilly-dallying. The spirit recognizes God. And wants to live in one accord. But the flesh is weak. Of childish fantasies, it reeks. The spirit is calm and composed. The flesh finds this maturity overdosed. Overpowered by desire. That is how they conspire. The dark forces use this technique. Knowing that the spirit is weak. The spirit is willing. Even if the flesh it will be killing. But the flesh is weak. Doesn't want bitter herbs and fenugreek. First be aware, of the differences that are there. If you know your spiritual cracks, maybe even prevent an attack. Admit your fleshly limitations. Know you can succumb to temptation. It is a fallen world. So easy to get caught up in the twirl. "Watch and pray." That is the proper way. Distinguish between carnal and spiritual. Discernment can be quite a tool. The spirit is always willing. It does not work on emotions and feelings. That is what the flesh seeks. Because it is born so weak. Pray, so that you do not fall. Into temptation, that thorny wall. Listen to the spirit. It does not have earthly limits. That is what fasting does. It tames the flesh because... Depriving the flesh and gratification, has many positive ramifications. Fasting does not change the heart of God. He's not narcissistic with a whipping rod. Fasting really does not please Him. So, if that's how you were trying to win, it's just wrong, your intention, your perception and comprehension! God does not need you to fast. But, maybe you'll tame your flesh at last. -RUELHA www.ruelha.com © Copyright Protected. All Rights Reserved.