This article is based on the comment by Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark. (8/20/2020),
“Donald Trump is living rent-free inside the heads of all these Democrats”
There’s a whole bunch of ornery characters taking up space inside ya’lls head. True? Or False?
➡ True. Just as good and ornery Trump, and good ways of thinking and acting can “get in our head” for good (Romans 12:6-21; Ephesians 4:24-32), there’s bad and ornery already inside our insides working for evil (2 Corinthians 12:20-21; Galatians 5:19-21). I’m workin’ to conform to the good ones (Romans 12:2; 1 Peter 1:14).
Maybe you don’t even know the freeloaders are up there. But know this: they are. (Maybe you’ve even invited them in and made them comfortable in there!) It’s part of being alive. Even as believers, all peoples have old nature creatures residing in that often unexplored cavern of our soul on top our neck.
I know without a doubt I’ve been made brand new by Jesus – on the day He saved my soul. (You been saved? I’ve been saved – born again. Never again will I be condemned by God. You know that too?) But the Bible says I’ve got a battle to be fought every day with the flesh I still walk in.
The works of the flesh are always clambering for release, wanting to set my soul on fire. Sometimes I fail, and let one loose. (Oh marvelous grace that forgives!) More and more now, however, I don’t let it. I stand strong, ready, steady and able.
And God is able to make all grace [every favor and earthly blessing] come in abundance to you, so that you may always [under all circumstances, regardless of the need] have complete sufficiency in everything [being completely self-sufficient in Him], and have an abundance for every good work and act of charity. – 2 Corinthians 9:8
Because I look to Him each day – I know that, yes, I can stand strong. There’s ‘nothin’ I can’t handle, if I keep my eyes on Him. In 1 Corinthians 10:13 God promises that nothing will come our way that is too big for us to handle. We can stand up against it, whatever it is — or else He will provide a way of escape.
I’m happy to know things are soon to change. I’ll be relieved of all these freeloading old nature creatures soon, I know:
But until then, every day’s a battle I gear-up for …to win. I armor-up (Ephesians 6:10-18) …to win.
If I were to let sin reign in my body, and I let some rent-free bothersome, ugly creatures out – what a mess there would be. But, as any believer can say:
Try playing the Identity Game. Who do you identify with, truly? Examine yourself: see if you are – or are not – truly saved. Be ready for the Rapture soon to come.
To identify a soul truly yielded to Christ takes more than merely looking at them. Salvation is a thing of our hidden heart – the invisible sincerity factor, the unseeable truthfulness factor. – Source: The Identity Game
“Have you examined your life closely – to prove that you truly match-up with Christ, or not – your beliefs, your standards, your “causes”, your lifestyle, your habits, your voting record, who you cheer, who you condemn, who you revile, who you support with time or monies or votes…?” – Source: Making God
My best day here – it’s not even on the graph of heaven’s pleasure chart.