I have discovered this principle of life—that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong. I love God’s law with all my heart. But there is another power within me that is at war with my mind. This power makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me. Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord. ~Romans 7:21-25
This is one of Paul’s most important writings in all of scripture. Jesus did more than make us nice little boys and girls. He came to defeat the most overwhelming power we face – sin and death. He breaks the power of addictions, abuse, selfishness, pride, and whatever else stands in the way of our life in the Spirit.
What is the one thing that you need God to defeat in your life?
Prayer: God, I’m sorry that I have belittled your work thru Christ but relegating it to a behavior modification effort. You have made me alive and new. Thank you. May it be evident today. Amen.