17/21 Days of Prayer
ROMANS 6:11 (NKJV)
“Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Over and over we see Paul talking about being dead to sin or crucifying his flesh daily. Some people are confused by these scriptures. What Paul is trying to tell us is that your flesh (natural man) will lead you down the wrong path if you let it. As Christians we have to make a choice not to be led by what our flesh wants but to be led by what our spirit needs. Every time you say “no” to your flesh your spirit man gets a little stronger. I don’t think we ever fully arrive but a life of Christianity is a marathon not a sprint. When your flesh gets the best of you ask for forgiveness and move on! While you’re moving on think about how far you’ve come. Chances are you used to struggle in that area a lot more.
You haven’t arrived but you are so much closer than you were when you started.
Jesus, thank you for giving me strength to resist temptation. Thank you for never giving up on me and for continuing to transform me. Help me to live a life that honors you. Amen.