The SPIRIT within me does not always control my tongue or thoughts. The HOLY SPIRIT in me does not direct my actions as the GODLY part of me is kept down by my pride, selfishness and ignorance. Romans 7:15, "...For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate." Romans 7:19, "For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing." As sinful as I am, I give thanks that the HOLY SPIRIT shows me the evil in me. The evil I detest and hate in others is my own. That which I don't like in others is what I don't like about myself. Although I battle conscience over emotion, my words mean nothing without forgiveness and repentance. My actions will be more GODLY as I WANT HIM MORE THAN MYSELF. MORE OF HIM AND LESS OF ME.
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