Men, because there is so much going on behind the scenes in many Christian marriages and families, it is important we learn how to take control and rule of our own spirits.
Ephesians 3:16 says: “That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man.” The word “might” is “dunamis” meaning” ability, miraculous power, strength.”
We begin looking at a few points at how to rule our spirit (and will continue).
1. WE MUST DEPEND UPON THE DUNAMIS POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
We must do this daily. There are some who can rule their spirit without divine assistance in certain areas of their lives. A man may rule over his spirit when it comes to alcohol and substances that lead to addiction, and yet fail in morality, attitudes, and temper.
Our spirits are affected by many worldly influences. Therefore, we need the Holy Spirit, who dwells within us, to make us aware at all times of the things that are harmful to us and grieve the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit desires and deserves a clean house in which to dwell.
We must never be so self-reliant to think, even for a moment, that we can rule over our own spirits without the assistance of God’s Holy Spirit, especially in this world that is filled with many negative influences.