Thursday, March 29, 2012

“I’m Breaking Up With You!”

Romans 6 (NIV 1984)
:8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.
:9 For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him.
:10 The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.

Romans 6 (Amplified)
:8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him,
:9 Because we know that Christ (the Anointed One), being once raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has power over Him.
:10 For by the death He died, He died to sin [ending His relation to it] once for all; and the life that   He lives, He is living to God [in unbroken fellowship with Him].
“I’m breaking up with you!”

Ouch! It hurts when someone decides to stop being our friend or significant other. Even when we’re the ones doing the breaking-up, there’s pain involved.

However, I can’t think of a more liberating feeling than telling Satan, “I’m breaking up with you! You won’t control me any longer. I found Somebody else!”

What sin(s) or habit(s) is Satan using to harm your relationship with God?

Jesus’ death on the cross made it possible to end our relationship to sin, and begin living for God. Hard to grasp the full meaning of that, isn’t it? Think about how meditating on that truth can free us from destructive conduct, negative thought processes, and the very way we view ourselves.

I planned on focusing on just two verses, but as I struggled to write this post I had to include verse ten. It sums up the previous verses perfectly, doesn’t it?

As we continue memorizing (or meditating on) and applying Romans 6, let’s persevere so we can truly celebrate the Easter season!

What about you?

     • What habitual sin or habit is controlling you?

     • This week, will you ask God to help you die to that behavior once and for all?


  1. Sanctification may take longer on some,(like me) than others> Be blessed!

    1. If you mean, changing (dying to sinful behavior) is a long process for you, Verna, then I agree! Isn't it hard? I so appreciate God's grace!

  2. That hit home. I had to let go of a friend it was so hard and I even tried to get the friendship back we talk or text from time to time, but it was always a distance. We came close I was stronger in the word, and she we looking for a friend so we became close, we did a lot of things together, our friendship was great we learned from each other, we both was single mothers, she had a little girl, I had my son so as we bacame close so did they. After a couple of years, things began to change she didnt call much, when it was time to have prayer she made excuses, I didnt know what was going on. We started having disagreement over simple things, I prayed to God and he said the enemy had been feeding her and she started hanging around the old friends she had turned from, and slowly day by day the distance between us got bigger, for a while I blamed myself, maybe I was to hard on her, maybe I should have just kept slicene, or maybe I was not a good friend so after many long nights of pray and crying I had to make a choice so I called her and I stated I wasnt going back, I was moving forward she stated she wasnt sure what she wanted to do. So I encouraged her to keep the faith but again it was her choice. It hurt so bad because I long for the oommunication, the long talks, the laughter, she was there when I went through many trials and tests. Now I pray for her often, and GOd has place more spiritual people in my life to help build up my self-esteem and show positive support.
    I learned a lot through that breakup.

    1. Angela, I'm sorry for the pain you've experienced due to an end of a friendship; but I'm proud of your choices during and since that time. I'm thankful for God's faithfulness in your life. Please consider me (and perhaps other blog readers?) as being part of your support system! God bless you richly this Easter, Angela!


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