The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.
When I first read this, I was bothered by it, and the word “death” in particular. But now when I read it again, I see its truth for me. If I allow my own earthly matters to dictate my life, there is no end to my troubles other than death. When I allow my life to be lead by the Holy Spirit, and my dreams and actions are led by Him, I am at peace. I have been promised eternal life by my Creator. I cannot ignore the needs of this earth, and God does not want me to ignore another’s needs, or my own. But I must turn myself over to Him.
Holy One, I am yours. Help me to remember to turn my thoughts to you whenever I feel drawn in to the chaos of this daily earthly battle. I can do better. Amen