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But can we admit that sometimes we don’t take our sinful behavior seriously enough? For instance, we know we shouldn’t commit a certain act, but we rationalize, “I’ll tell God I’m sorry, then I’ll never do it again.”
But we do do it again. Eventually, regret and self-hate sets in, so we once again plead for God’s mercy.
Do we really want to take God’s kindness for granted and continue the downward spiral?
I don’t. And I know you don’t either.
I have an idea for those of us who want to experience a real change, especially when it comes to our relationship with God and others: While we continue memorizing and/or meditating on God’s Word, let’s add accountability. Please hear me out.
During the next several weeks, let’s see how much we can grow while again focusing on Romans 6 (a great chapter!). However, let’s also choose someone to go on the journey with us.
What a glorious Easter season we will celebrate if we start now!
Choose someone who will encourage and pray with you in whatever area you’re needing extra support. Or you can do this in your small group. Of course, we are also available right here for those of you who’d rather do it online via the comment links (pseudonyms are allowed).
Since no real change will occur unless we spend time with God every day in prayer and meditating on His Word, let’s begin this journey with the first two verses of Romans 6.
:1 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase?
:2 May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it? (NASB).
Please join us. I know we will experience incredible victories!
As always, please remember that I’m here if you need me. You can use a pseudonym if you want to share a little about your struggle (via the comment link). I’d be honored to pray with you.
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