Spirit Life Walk

Counterfeit Comforts

May 16, 2022 Sarah Bachtold Season 2 Episode 18
Spirit Life Walk
Counterfeit Comforts
Show Notes

It's amazing the number of comforts available to us in the Western world. I did not know just how many until I lived overseas in third and fourth world countries that had little to no comforts due to their poverty. And yet. It was always amazing how a family that had nothing, lived in a shack made out of reclaimed wood, somehow would manage to have a TV and a satellite dish with free programming. To think that they had worked so hard to buy that equipment and yet still struggled to feed and clothe their children! Maybe it was more obvious, less hidden, in these places compared to the States. I know the same goes on here only it looks a little like this: you say you can't pay your rent but you won't fail to have money to buy your cigarettes. Some of our "comforts" that we say we cannot live without are just plain sinful addictions, strongholds that need to be broken! Some of our comforts aren't that bad--that is if you eat just one lol. But when we eat them in excess to fill an emotional hole in our life, or to try to heal a hurt in our soul, then these simple items seem to direct our whole life, to where we are eating when we're not even hungry! Sometimes its just the body wanting more control, and then the mind chirps in. One or the other is usually in control of our decision making when we come to Christ. One or the other is the one driving our comfort decisions. It is only through the help of the Holy Spirit that we can come to discover the REAL Comforter is Him! And the real comfort is coming to know Him and letting Him heal us from the inside out through prayer, worship and the Word, fellowship with other Christians, and accountability with our church leaders. If we want to see greater liberty in our personal walk, we need to quit accepting the counterfeits comforts, and pursue the Holy Spirit who can lead us into all Truth--the real truth of Jesus found in His Word! And praying in the Spirit is so important! How else can we let Him help us in an area we're struggling in? Romans 8:26-17 says, "Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God." God bless you! Have a great week in your walk with the Holy Spirit!

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