What Are Your Desires
People struggle with faith verses works, why do I do things I hate, why do I say things I should not say, and all of this is a clear indication that man is 3-fold like God is 3-fold. But God, is God. Man is God’s crowning achievement. Paul discusses this in 1 Corinthians 15:39-49 but Romans 7:14-23 really explains.
In your flesh dwells no good thing, Romans 7:18. Your flesh is a house for your soul and your spirit. Your flesh wants to do things the flesh desires or likes. Paul lists these desires of the flesh in Galatians 5:19,20 and 21. ( It isn’t pretty ).
But the amazing thing is your soul & spirit. When you make a decision and set it in your heart and mind/soul, that you believe God and want to be saved and receive Jesus Christ as Lord & Saviour, you really change. You see – Ephesians 2:1-5
“And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)”
You see, when you get saved, your spirit (not your body and not your soul/mind) but your spirit is quickened, made ALIVE unto God, before it was dead unto God. So when I got saved, my spirit was made alive unto God, my spirit is born again (John 3:3,5,6,7) the Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost) comes into my heart and makes my praise, worship, faith, reverence and worship alive unto God.
Many times churches and denominations try to force the flesh to change. They want an outward showing of the flesh doing good things in “their” eyes. You’ve heard it like I have, do this, don’t do that. Friend, there is nothing good about your flesh or mine, it sins and desires to sin. The question is, who are you going to feed and let control you, your flesh? Your soul/mind? Or your spirit through the Holy Spirit in you?