Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Is It Time to Break Up? (Continuing Romans 6)

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What is Satan using to destroy you? What hold does he have on you that jeopardizes your goals, dreams, and even your relationships? And most importantly, what sin or habit is keeping you from a closer relationship with God?

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, because I found Somebody else!”

Jesus’ death on the cross made it possible to end our relationship to sin, and begin living for God, once and for all. It’s hard to grasp the full meaning of that, isn’t it?

Perhaps meditating on this week’s verses will help us:

Romans 6: (NASB)
:8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, 
:9 knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; 
       death no longer is master over Him. 
:10 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; 
        but the life that He lives, He lives to God.

What does it mean to you to live your life for God? Would you have to change your priorities or your choices?

Imagine your life free from destructive conduct and negative thought processes – including the way you view yourself.

As we continue memorizing and/or meditating on (and applying) Romans 6, let’s persevere in breaking away from those behaviors that only causes regret. If placing yourself under accountability with someone will help you, then please make that happen.

If you’re not at the place of wanting to live your life for God, but you wish you were, then ask God to help you to want to live your life for Him. Ask Him to show you His purpose for your life.

In Christ, we can end our relationship with sin, once and for all. Then we will be free to live the life we were meant to live!
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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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2 comments:

  1. Great post!

    "If you’re not at the place of wanting to live your life for God, but you wish you were, then ask God to help you to want to live your life for Him. Ask Him to show you His purpose for your life."

    This really works too. I have ask God many times to help me want to make the right choices, and to make me want to be obedient to Him. When we ask things in accordance to His will we can rest assured we will receive it.

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    1. Good comment, Barbara.
      God is a loving Father Who will help us to live the life He has designed us to live. That includes helping us choose wisely each time regarding the issues we face.
      I LOVE Philippians 2:13 (AMP) :
      [Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight.

      Thank you, Barbara, for stopping by!

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